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Class Regulations Letter

Academic Regulations

General Education Requirements and Competencies

The following pages will help you understand what is required of the students:

If you teach a General Education course, your department has indicated that this course includes instructions to help students meet one or more competencies in General Education. To help students focus on what aspects of the course cover the competencies, you should include in your syllabus an indication of what class activities (whether graded or ungraded) students should include in their electronic portfolios (ePortfolio). In most cases, these are activities that are already in the syllabus, and you need only direct student attention to them.

Remember: It is not your responsibility to remind the students to put materials in their ePortfolio. However, it is your responsibility to make sure that if your course provides competent coverae that they may have a clear understanding of the opportunity to include evidence from your course. If they choose not to do that, they must include evidence from another course.

List of potential class activities:

  • Analyses
  • Case Studies
  • Critiques
  • Essays
  • Evaluations
  • Lab Reports
  • Presentations
  • Problem Sets
  • Reflections
  • Reports
  • Research Papers
  • Summaries

If your class tends to use traditional exams, consider assigning a new applications-oriented “capstone” assignment for students to do in preparation for the final exam. This does not necessarily need to be graded in detail, it is for the benefit of the student to connect the semesters work and reflect on their learning in the course and they can use it in their ePortfolio to demonstrate one or more General Education competencies. You can grade it in a binary fashion — a quick scan can reveal whether the student has or not presented sufficiently content-based material.