Resolution 12-2 - Recommending an Expedited Course Syllabus Revision to Include Student Learning Outcomes

WHEREAS: Federal Statute 34 CFR 600.2 requires incorporation of student learning outcomes into every course.

WHEREAS: In the future any proposed new course will require student learning outcomes be included in the proposed course syllabus.

WHEREAS: Currently most approved course syllabi do not include student learning outcomes.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: That the inclusion of approved student learning outcomes should be considered a minor change/revision to existing approved course syllabi.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That Faculty Senate recommends development of an accelerated approval process appropriate to individual Colleges for departments to adjust currently approved course syllabi to be amended to incorporate these federally mandated student learning outcomes.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED:That changes to course syllabi involving student learning outcomes receive final approval at the College level and only be sent to University-level committees for informational purposes.