UB Curriculum Course Questions

These questions are used to assess learning outcomes for the General Education Program.

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GE1A (UBS 199, 3-credit seminar)

Please rate the level to which each of the UB Seminar learning outcomes was covered by instruction:*

  • Think critically using multiple modes of inquiry.
  • Analyze disciplinary content to identify contexts, learn fresh perspectives, and debate and discuss problems in the field.
  • Understand and apply the methods of close reading, note taking, analysis, and synthesis.
  • Recognize and debate ethical issues and academic integrity in a variety of settings.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in oral discourse and written communication.
  • Develop essential research and study skills such as time management.
  • Utilize the ePortfolio for at least one assignment.
  • Understand the academic expectations pertaining to studentship at the University at Buffalo and to higher learning at a research university.

Please rate your achievement of each of the learning outcomes:*

  • Think critically using multiple modes of inquiry.
  • Analyze disciplinary content to identify contexts, learn fresh perspectives, and debate and discuss problems in the field.
  • Understand and apply the methods of close reading, note taking, analysis, and synthesis.
  • Recognize and debate ethical issues and academic integrity in a variety of settings.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in oral discourse and written communication.
  • Develop essential research and study skills such as time management.
  • Utilize the ePortfolio for at least one assignment.
  • Understand the academic expectations pertaining to studentship at the University at Buffalo and to higher learning at a research university.

GE1B (UBS 198, 1-credit seminar)

Please rate the level to which each of the UB Seminar learning outcomes was covered by instruction:*

  • Articulate the components of the UB Curriculum program and the integration of multiple disciplines.
  • Understand my chosen major or other fields of study and the key concepts that will be explored in those disciplines.
  • Describe the unique character of higher learning in a university, such as deep domain knowledge, the role of research, and the value of experiential learning.
  • Understand the necessity for writing-communication in university and professional settings.
  • Initiate use of the ePortfolio and select a thematic framework for the UB Curriculum program using articulated transfer and UB coursework.

Please rate your achievement of each of the learning outcomes:*

  • Articulate the components of the UB Curriculum program and the integration of multiple disciplines.
  • Understand my chosen major or other fields of study and the key concepts that will be explored in those disciplines.
  • Describe the unique character of higher learning in a university, such as deep domain knowledge, the role of research, and the value of experiential learning.
  • Understand the necessity for writing-communication in university and professional settings.
  • Initiate use of the ePortfolio and select a thematic framework for the UB Curriculum program using articulated transfer and UB coursework.

GE2A (Communication Literacy 1 – ENG 105)

Please rate the level to which each of the following learning outcomes was covered by instruction:*

  • Evaluate, construct and support arguments.
  • Analyze the effects of different audiences, purposes, and genres on communication practices across media (rhetorical analysis).
  • Locate, evaluate, synthesize and manage information (text, visuals, media) effectively and ethically.
  • Analyze how information is created, disseminated and used in a constantly evolving information environment.
  • Compose in a variety of academic, professional and civic contexts.
  • Compose and deliver effective oral presentations.
  • Understand, evaluate, and compose effective visual communications.
  • Understand and use current digital composition methods.
  • Vary appropriately genre conventions for structure, paragraphing, tone and mechanics.
  • Analyze cultural and human differences when communicating.

Please rate your achievement of each of the learning outcomes:*

  • Evaluate, construct and support arguments.
  • Analyze the effects of different audiences, purposes, and genres on communication practices across media (rhetorical analysis).
  • Locate, evaluate, synthesize and manage information (text, visuals, media) effectively and ethically.
  • Analyze how information is created, disseminated and used in a constantly evolving information environment.
  • Compose in a variety of academic, professional and civic contexts.
  • Compose and deliver effective oral presentations.
  • Understand, evaluate, and compose effective visual communications.
  • Understand and use current digital composition methods.
  • Vary appropriately genre conventions for structure, paragraphing, tone and mechanics.
  • Analyze cultural and human differences when communicating.

GE2B (Communication Literacy 2)

Please rate the level to which each of the following learning outcomes was covered by instruction:*

  • Compose in academic, professional, and/or workplace genres related to a field of study.
  • Apply writing processes common to that field.
  • Compose and deliver a professional presentation.
  • Describe the conventions of genres within a field.
  • Make effective disciplinary and professional arguments.

Please rate your achievement of each of the learning outcomes:

  • Compose in academic, professional, and/or workplace genres related to a field of study.
  • Apply writing processes common to that field.
  • Compose and deliver a professional presentation.
  • Describe the conventions of genres within a field.
  • Make effective disciplinary and professional arguments.

GE5A (Diversity Learning – DL)

Please rate the level to which each of the following learning outcomes was covered by instruction:*

  • Describe the challenges inherent in a diverse society.
  • Think critically and with an open mind about controversial contemporary and historical issues that stem from gender, race, class, ethnic, and religious differences in American society.
  • Analyze the socially constructed nature of the categories of diversity covered in the course.
  • Describe how categories of diversity intersect with each other, creating multiple identities and perspectives.
  • Describe how categories of difference create institutional inequalities, and also how they can inform values and practices needed for a more equitable society.
  • Describe how histories of Western global expansion, colonialism, slavery, capitalism, gender inequality, immigration, and movements that challenged inequalities have shaped contemporary realities.

Please rate your achievement of each of the learning outcomes:*

  • Describe the challenges inherent in a diverse society.
  • Think critically and with an open mind about controversial contemporary and historical issues that stem from gender, race, class, ethnic, and religious differences in American society.
  • Analyze the socially constructed nature of the categories of diversity covered in the course.
  • Describe how categories of diversity intersect with each other, creating multiple identities and perspectives.
  • Describe how categories of difference create institutional inequalities, and also how they can inform values and practices needed for a more equitable society.
  • Describe how histories of Western global expansion, colonialism, slavery, capitalism, gender inequality, immigration, and movements that challenged inequalities have shaped contemporary realities.

GE6A and GE7A (Thematic Pathway and Global Pathway)

Are you enrolled in this course to fulfill a UB Curriculum Pathways requirement?

  1. Yes, Thematic Pathway
  2. Yes, Global Pathway
  3. No
  4. If students select 1, they will see the following additional items:

Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statements about this course:*

  1. This course clearly includes content I expected to learn based on my chosen Thematic Pathway.
  2. The content of this course is clearly related to other courses I have taken in this Pathway.
  3. The Instructor explicitly connects concepts in this course to concepts addressed in other courses I have taken in this Pathway.
  4. In this course, I have learned how to integrate knowledge gained from different courses into a meaningful whole.
  5. After taking this course, I feel prepared to reflect on my Thematic Pathway in the UB Curriculum Capstone course.
  6. If students select 2, they will see these additional items:

Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statements about this course:*

  • This course clearly includes content I expected to learn based on my chosen Global Pathway.
  • The content of this course is clearly related to other courses I have taken in this Pathway.
  • The Instructor explicitly connects concepts in this course to concepts addressed in other courses I have taken in this Pathway.
  • In this course, I have learned how to integrate knowledge gained from different courses into a meaningful whole.
  • This course improved my ability to analyze events/topics from a global perspective.
  • After taking this course, I feel prepared to reflect on my Global Pathway in the UB Curriculum Capstone course.

GE9A (Capstone – UBC 399)

Please rate the level to which each of the following learning outcomes was covered by instruction:*

  • Articulate connections across different academic disciplines and perspectives.
  • Adapt and apply skills, abilities, theories or methodologies acquired in one situation to new situations.
  • Connect relevant experiences and academic knowledge.
  • Demonstrate an evolving sense of self as learner.
  • Integrate different forms of communication to enhance meaning (prose, sound, visual media).

Please rate your achievement of each of the learning outcomes:*

  • Articulate connections across different academic disciplines and perspectives.
  • Adapt and apply skills, abilities, theories or methodologies acquired in one situation to new situations.
  • Connect relevant experiences and academic knowledge.
  • Demonstrate an evolving sense of self as learner.
  • Integrate different forms of communication to enhance meaning (prose, sound, visual media).

*All question have a 5-point Likert scale: (1 = Poor, 2 = Fair, 3 = Good, 4 = Very Good, 5 = Excellent). Any answer with a selection of 1 or 2 are followed up with the qualitative question asking for an explanation of rating.