Title

Global Issues Courses in the Core: Assessment, Student Attitudes, and Instructor Performance

Conference Tracks

Assessment and SoTL - Research

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to assess an institutional-wide global issues themed course requirement for students attending a public liberal arts university. Data were procured from 302 students attending 12 courses from 2016-2017. Participants completed a newly developed 78 item instrument assessing student attitudes, factors influencing course selection, pedagogic practices, and instructor performance. Additional student focus groups and interviews with instructors are scheduled for 2018 and 2019. Survey results indicate positive attitudes towards global themes, various factors influencing course selection, and generally positive evaluations for instructors. Survey findings support implementing a global issues course requirement within the core curriculum.

Session Format

Research Brief and Reflection Panels

Location

Room 4

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
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Global Issues Courses in the Core: Assessment, Student Attitudes, and Instructor Performance

Room 4

The purpose of this study is to assess an institutional-wide global issues themed course requirement for students attending a public liberal arts university. Data were procured from 302 students attending 12 courses from 2016-2017. Participants completed a newly developed 78 item instrument assessing student attitudes, factors influencing course selection, pedagogic practices, and instructor performance. Additional student focus groups and interviews with instructors are scheduled for 2018 and 2019. Survey results indicate positive attitudes towards global themes, various factors influencing course selection, and generally positive evaluations for instructors. Survey findings support implementing a global issues course requirement within the core curriculum.