Feedback from Academic Conference Discussion Groups

Discussion Session B: Task Force #1

Overall Themes:

Following is a compilation of all feedback received through the discussion groups at the Academic Conference during Session B, Task Force #1. This is an initial summary of comments received from nearly twenty separate groups, so there are some inconsistencies and contradictions, particularly in "tone" or "voice". The comments have been grouped by topic since many groups discussed different issues than the questions posed to them. A more detailed analysis of the feedback will follow.

In every group there was a concern about how the recommendations will impact faculty workload, time, reward structures or roles. In the interest of brevity, these concerns have not been listed under every question, but it should be noted that this is a predominant and major concern. All comments from the group that was assigned to discuss faculty incentives/rewards have been included, since these comments went into more depth than other generalized concerns about workload.

Other overall concerns expressed by most groups include:


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Demonstrated Learning:


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Granting Credit for Demonstrated Learning:


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CSU-wide standards of demonstrated learning


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Learning Objectives for each degree program:

Benefits:

Drawbacks:


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Active Learning


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How best to provide students active learning experiences.


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Student Community Service Learning and Capstone Courses


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Funding, Roles, and Rewards


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Access and Partnerships with the Community Colleges


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Flexibility