Core Curriculum

Drop Shadow

Learning Goals and Outcomes

Beginning in Spring, 2008, a special task force appointed by the Academic Affairs and Planning Committee in the College of Arts and Sciences convened a series of university-wide discussions on a proposed list of undergraduate learning goals for the institution. In the academic year 2008-2009, the Office of Assessment and the Center for Educational Excellence sponsored open discussions about USD’s undergraduate student learning goals. During spring and fall 2010, the discussion was engaged by college faculty when representatives were nominated by department chairs to identify learning goals and outcomes best represented in College programs and the core curriculum. Four goals and twelve outcomes were proposed and endorsed by the College of Arts and Sciences Academic Assembly and the School of Business Administration Faculty Assembly. These will be presented to the Senate by May 2011.