General Education Outcomes Revision Underway – Biggest Change in 20 Years!

TAKE ACTION:  The revision of general education outcomes will affect all programs and students.  Be part of the conversation by signing up for one of several opportunities to provide input (Day of Learning, spring workshops, or summer institutes). 

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Many of you are aware that Shoreline is well underway in a campus-wide reform called Guided Pathways (link to self-enroll: https://shoreline.instructure.com/enroll/WRMWXB). Part of that work involves reviewing and revising Shoreline’s general education outcomes, and one team, the General Education Outcomes Revision Group (GEORG) is leading this work for Shoreline.  

Why is this important? 

General education outcomes are fundamental to Shoreline’s educational experience, describing what students will know and be able to do once they have completed their program. GEORG has been discussing how revising outcomes can not only clarify how, when and whether students are gaining appropriate knowledge and skills, but also support and promote equity. In addition, it is essential that Shoreline engage in meaningful implementation and assessment of these outcomes to meet accreditation standards. 

How will this work? 

This revision process requires embracing the complexity and importance of these outcomes, and it will take time. GEORG is in the first year of a three-year timeline to revise and implement these outcomes: 

·         Year 1:  Gather input from faculty, staff, and students. 

·         Year 2:  Validate input via survey and engage subject matter experts to draft revised outcomes. 

·         Year 3:  Finalize and implement new outcomes, including assessment. 

What does this mean for me? 

Your voice is important in making sure these outcomes reflect the quality and effectiveness of Shoreline’s educational experience and resonate with Shoreline’s values. Please consider attending one of the following workshops.  

Equity-Minded General Education Outcomes: (see DOL Sharepoint):   

  • Friday, April 30:  10:00 – 11:30 AM or 1:30 – 3:00 PM 

General Education Outcomes input sessions for staff & admin (sign up here

  • Tuesday, June 8: 3:00 – 4:30 PM  
  • Thursday, June 10:  8:30 – 10:00 AM 

General Education Outcomes Summer Institute 

These paid 3-hour summer sessions will delve into the key questions around general education outcomes with participants providing guidance and direction for the structure and content of the revised outcomes. There are spaces for 32 faculty (full-time and part-time) to take part in this paid experience during the month of July. To indicate your interest and availability during that time, please complete this brief form.  

If you have questions, please contact Romina Plozza (rplozza@shoreline.edu) or Bayta Maring (bmaring@shoreline.edu), GEORG co-leads.

Thanks!

Bayta

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