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Learning Objectives and Core Competencies

Inventory of Educational Effectiveness Indicators

WASC Requirement – Five Core Competencies

In 2013, UC San Diego’s regional accreditor, the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), added a new requirement to its Handbook of Accreditation that institutions, at review time, describe how their learning outcomes address each of five core competencies:

  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Information Literacy
  • Critical Thinking

Discovering and Revising Current Practices

05/2016 - 9/2016
The Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Education conducted a preliminary analysis of every College, Department, and Program Inventory of Educational Effectiveness Indicators (IEEI) to identify where these core competencies were already part of the program learning outcomes.

10/2016 - 12/2016
All Colleges, Departments, and Programs revised and reorganized the inventories to more intentionally include the five core competencies and to add more descriptive language in those cases when these core competencies were already part of their program learning outcomes.

Assessing the Work to Date

01/2017 - 04/2017:

Once the inventories were reviewed, the Office of the DUE conducted a second analysis of the inventories for every College, Department, and Program to identify where core competencies were or were not included in the inventories.

Outcomes:

  • All six Colleges have inventories that describe how all five core competencies are included in their curriculum.
  • Over half of Departments and Programs have submitted revised inventories. Most core competencies are included in the inventories.

Integrating the Five Core Competencies

05/2017 - 07/2018

Departments, Colleges, and Programs undergoing Program Review were asked to revise their inventories in the new format and to work with the Teaching and Learning Commons to further develop learning outcomes for each competency, as appropriate.

Publishing the Revised Inventories

08/2018 - Present
Departments, Colleges, and Programs are finalizing current revisions to their inventories and the inventories are being published online. Everyone is encouraged to work with the Teaching and Learning Commons to further develop learning outcomes for each competency, as appropriate.

Inventory of Educational Effectiveness Indicators (by Core Competency)

Departments Programs Colleges
Anthropology Analytical Writing Marshall College
Bioengineering Chemical Engineering Muir College
Biological Sciences, Division of Chinese Studies Revelle College
Chemistry and Biochemistry Classical Studies Roosevelt College
Cognitive Science Critical Gender Studies Sixth College
Communication Environmental Systems Warren College
Computer Science & Engineering German Studies
Economics Global Health
Electrical & Computer Engineering Human Development Sciences
Ethnic Studies International Studies
History Italian Studies
Linguistics Japanese Studies
Literature Jewish Studies
Mathematics Latin American Studies 
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Public Health
Music Religion, Study of
NanoEngineering Russian, E. European & Eurasian Studies
Philosophy Third World Studies
Physics Urban Studies and Planning
Political Science
Psychology
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Sociology
Structural Engineering
Theater and Dance
Visual Arts
WASC IEEI Form

Inventory of Educational Effectiveness Indicators (previous format)

Departments

Programs

Colleges & 
Writing Programs
Anthropology Chemical Engineering Marshall College
   Dimensions of Culture
Muir College
   Muir Writing Program
Revelle College
   Revelle Humanities
Roosevelt College
   Making of the Modern World
Sixth College
   Cultural Art & Technology
Warren College
    Warren Writing Program
Bioengineering Chinese Studies
Biological Sciences, Division of Classical Studies
Chemistry and Biochemistry Critical Gender Studies
Cognitive Science Environmental Systems
Communication German Studies
Computer Science & Engineering Global Health
Economics Human Development
Electrical & Computer Engineering International Studies
Ethnic Studies Italian Studies
History Japanese Studies
Linguistics Jewish Studies
Literature Latin American Studies 
Mathematics Public Health
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Religion, Study of
Music Russian, E. European & Eurasian Studies
NanoEngineering Third World Studies
Philosophy Urban Studies and Planning
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Sociology
Structural Engineering
Theater and Dance
Visual Arts
WASC IEEI Form
Graduate Division- Inventory of Educational Effectiveness Indicators - Graduate Programs

Definitions: WASC Five Core Competencies