Identify Eligible Courses
- Undergraduate required courses (including electives that are part of distribution requirements)
- 3 or more credits (required 1-2 credit courses can also be tagged)
- Courses offered regularly or at least once every three years
- Faculty can refer to the course eligibility resource and template to guide decision-making
- Faculty can use the Course Tagging Toolkit to guide discussions on course tagging and prepare responses for the Course Tag Reflection Form.
- Complete the Course Tag Reflection Form by May 31, 2023.
- The University Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Shared Competencies reviews and approves course tags.
- Course Tags will go live for the Fall 2023 registration process in MySlice and appear in the 2023-24 Course Catalog.
- Set aside time during a program faculty meeting to review the Shared Competencies and corresponding framing language. Review the course tagging criteria and discuss which courses are eligible for tagging
- If courses have a teaching rotation or are taught across multiple sections, engage all faculty stakeholders in a conversation about how the course tags and assignments will be consistent year to year or across course sections
- If a course is required for multiple academic programs within a school/college (for instance, ECS101 is required for all engineering majors) consult with your associate dean/program coordinator to determine how it should be tagged for the school/college.
- For each required course/experience or elective that may fulfill a distribution requirement, complete the online Course Tag Reflection Form by May 31, 2023. This single form allows faculty to designate a course with up to three tags.
- Consider using the syllabus as a motivating tool to help students connect the dots between course assignments, course learning objectives, and the course tag.
- Consider the High Impact Practices when identifying assignments in the online Course Tag Reflection Form.
- Reflect on your curriculum map with your course tags in mind. Do students have the opportunity to learn and develop all six competencies through the required courses? If not, consider where students might develop the competencies either in liberal arts requirements and/or experiences.