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 about the process to propose changes in the THECB approved core courses or to propose new core courses is provided below. 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

ENGL 2310, 2322, 2323, 2350, 2362, 2363

GATE 2301

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: