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Core Curriculum Assessment

Office of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness

The University of Texas at Tyler Core Curriculum is approved annually by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Texas (THECB) and aligns with the UT Tyler mission.  Students who complete the UT Tyler Core Curriculum prepare for contemporary challenges by developing and demonstrating the following:

Critical Thinking Skills: to include creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information;
Communication Skills: to include effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and visual communication;
Empirical and Quantitative Skills: to include the manipulation and analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions;
Teamwork: to include the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal;
Personal Responsibility: to include the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making; and
Social Responsibility: to include intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities.

  • All Core Curriculum Course competencies must be college-level
  • Assessment must document the degree of acceptable student attainment for each  student learning outcome
  • Core Courses must present a breadth of knowledge and not focus narrowly on skills, techniques, and procedures specific to a particular occupation or profession
  • Core Courses must be designed to fulfill the general education requirements for the entire student population

Faculty Resource Information

Information is provided below the process to propose changes in the THECB approved core courses or to propose new core courses.  The assessment addenda forms are specific to the Foundational Component Area and to the Component Area Options.  The UT Tyler Core  Component Map provides the Required Core Objectives for each component area.

Required Core Course Assessment Forms

American History HIST 1301, 1302, 1303
Communication ENGL 1301, 1302, 1303
HNRS 1352
SPCM 1315
Creative Arts ART 1301, 1306, 2303, 2304
HNRS 2352
MUSI 1301, 1306, 2301, 2308
THTR 1301, 1356
Government/Political Science POLS 2305, 2306
Language, Philosophy & Culture ENGL 2310, 2322, 2323, 2350, 2362, 2363
HNRS 1351
PHIL 1301, 2303, 2306
Life and Physical Sciences BIOL 1301, 1302, 1306, 1307, 1320, 1330
CHEM 1305, 1311, 1312, 1320, 1321, 1330, 1340, 1350
PHYS 1301, 1302, 1303, 2325, 2326
Mathematics HNRS 2413, 2414
MATH 1316, 1324, 1325, 1332, 1333, 1342, 1343, 1350, 2312, 2413, 2414
Social and Behavioral Sciences ANTH 2346
ECON 1301, 2301, 2302
GEOG 1313
HIST 2321, 2322
PSYC 1301
SOCI 1301
Human Expression ENGL 1301, 1302, 1303, 2310, 2322, 2323, 2350, 2362, 2363
HNRS 1351, 2351
MCOM 2307
SPCM 1311
STEM

ALHS 1315
BIOL 1301, 1302, 1306, 1106, 1307, 1107, 1320, 1330, 1340, 1350, 1360, 2320, 2120
CHEM 1305, 1105, 1311, 1111, 1312, 1112, 1320, 1321, 1330, 1340, 1350
HNRS 2413, 2414
MATH 1316, 1324, 1325, 1332, 1333, 1342, 1343, 1350, 1351, 2113, 2114, 2312, 2413, 2414
PHYS 1301, 1101, 1302, 1102, 1303, 2325, 2125, 2326, 2126

 

Texas Core Curriculum Course Proposal Resources and Guidelines

Required Assessment Addenda for New Core Courses by Component Area:

 

 

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