Call for Proposals and Participants
Redesigning Our Majors Symposium
August 19, 2017 – San Francisco State University
How do we, as faculty, design our majors to serve our students’ needs in a changing environment? We believe that our best opportunity to support and strengthen faculty-led curricular redesign is to develop a community of practice in the CSU: a time, space, and place in which faculty can learn from each other.
The goal of this Redesigning our Majors symposium is to bring together departments and faculty from across the system who have undertaken curricular redesigns and can discuss strategies, tools, and opportunities with their own and related disciplines. Participants will include twenty departments at SF State whose year-long efforts have been funded by the Teagle Foundation and who will share what they have learned.
I. Curriculum revision strategy presentations
These presentations focus on revision processes, and will be assembled into panels covering important stages and challenges in the process, such as: collecting and interpreting data, establishing department mission and goals, building student engagement, assessment and signature assignments, aligning courses and outcomes, and implementing your redesign.
II. Discipline-specific presentations
These presentations will focus on academic contents, and will be assembled into discipline-specific workshops from many fields. These will open with short presentations from departments who have recently completed or are in the process of course revisions.
Departments that have redesigned all or part of their curriculum are invited to summarize their accomplishments in poster displays.
Proposals should describe curriculum revision projects that involve significant numbers of faculty, are focused on student success and achievement, and implement curriculum-wide changes rather than the addition of individual courses or concentrations/emphases.
We are particularly interested in proposals that discuss: