Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) initiative
As part of the Student Learning Outcomes Initiative, SLOs will be assessed and reported for all courses beginning in Fall, 2012. In order to assist faculty, we have set up a website dedicated to all aspects of the SLO Initiative, located at http://cstl.semo.edu/slo.
Because you will be able to report SLOs during this semester’s grade reporting period, you may find it useful to simply click on the “Assessing & Reporting SLOs” link at the top of that page, or to access it directly at http://cstl.semo.edu/slo/SLOAssessReport.htm. This section includes information about assessment and reporting as well as a sample reporting template. You may also wish to view the actual reporting template for your department, available from your chairperson or administrative assistant.
If you have any questions or require any assistance with any aspect of the SLO Initiative, please contact David Starrett or Brian Smentkowski in CSTL at 651-2298.
Center for Scholarship
in Teaching and Learning
Southeast Missouri State University
One University Plaza, MS4650
Kent Library 305
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
CSTL Support for Course Redesign
Course redesign is the process of redesigning whole courses to achieve better learning outcomes by taking advantage of the capabilities of information technology. It is about rethinking the way we deliver instruction in light of the possibilities that new technology offers and shifting students from a passive, note-taking role to an active learning role. Redesigned courses:
Click on the following links to learn more about the Faculty Innovators, the Course Redesign Committee, the National Center for Academic Transformation, and information about the Six Models for Course Redesign.
Teaching, Learning, and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
The ultimate goal of the CSTL is to enhance the quality of teaching and learning campus-wide. To this end, the Center sponsors a number of services and programs intended to stimulate, support, and reward pedagogical innovation, the use of instructional technology, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.
The efforts of the Center are facilitated through work of two key committees –the Teaching Associates and the Technology Associates—and two support offices: The Office of Instructional Technology (OIT) and the CSTL Faculty Associate. Together, they work with the Director to design and implement strategies, initiatives, and programs that enhance teaching and learning. In recent years, these efforts have enabled the CSTL to become a leading voice in the scholarship of teaching and learning.
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at Southeast operates at two distinct, yet related, levels; one internal, the other external. Internally, the scholarship of teaching and learning is supported and rewarded through the SoTL Fellows Program. Externally, it is built upon the Center’s association with the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CASTL). An active leader in both domains, the CSTL focuses on one common goal: building and maintaining a community of teacher-scholars among and across college campuses.