Diversity Assessment

Diversity Assessment (DIV13) Pilot Fall 2016

Courses approved for the diversity requirement of our new curriculum need to include primary learning goals in which students develop "a capacity for critical self-reflection[...]; a recognition of diversity within and among groups[...]; and and understanding of the dynamics of power and justice[...]."  Seven faculty members teaching courses approved for diversity credit participated in an assessment pilot in the Fall 2016 and applied the diversity rubric previously developed by the Teagle Grant to a written assignment of their students at the end of the semester. A total of 147 students were scored. Read more...

Diversity and Interactions across Difference at St. Lawrence Assessment Committee Paper #4

This paper examines three aspects of diversity:  First, how Students of Color experience diversity on campus; second, to what extent students in general have meaningful interactions and experiences with diverse aspects of the campus cultures; and third, to what extent our curriculum including study abroad experiences contributes to a greater cultural understanding and diversity learning.  Read more...

Teagle Grant (2008-2012): Developing a Process Model for Systematically Assessing and improving Liberal Education:  The St. Lawrence University Diversity Requirement as Case Study
When we began working on this project in 2008, we were also considering revisions to our general education  requirements. This report discusses the work of the Teagle Committee including the creation of new diversity learning goals and several direct and indirect assessment projects.  Read more...

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