Exploring University Learning Goals: In-Depth Look at Communication Scaffolding of Rigor and Assessment in the Humanities

University of Phoenix
Dr. Cheryl Burleigh
Presentation Date: 
Friday, May 12, 2017
Event or Conference: 
Tri-Campus Scholars Symposium
Presentation Type: 
Paper Presentation
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Presentation Location: 
Bay Area Campus
2481 Constitution Drive
Livermore, CA 94551
United States
Abstract: 
Within a university’s general education humanities sequence, a scaffolding of rigor and assessment must be integrated in each class prior to the student embarking on the coursework for their specific major. To ensure students are engaged in their academic journey, the curriculum within each sequence must be aligned and further challenge the student with gradually advanced levels of critical thinking, writing, and assessment (Ewell, 1991). Therefore, the University of Phoenix implemented University Learning Goals (ULG) to facilitate academic proficiencies to enhance scholarship within a student’s chosen major.