Subcommittee 1: Programs, Degrees, and Outcomes

The Programs, Degrees, and Outcomes Subcommittee was charged with preparing responses to the following questions: What will we teach? Why will we teach what we teach? Where will we teach? What outcomes will guide our work?

Conversation prompts: Thinking about what we will teach could include (but is not limited to) such matters as aligning general education with the disciplines while maintaining breadth; interdisciplinary collaborations; the connection between the campus commitment to the liberal arts and professional education; our current program strengths and areas of opportunity; and the balance between undergraduate and graduate programs. These reflections would be set within the larger framework of Cal State Fullerton’s program history. In addition to these internal elements, there are a variety of external forces—such as the demand for degree completion programs and the emergence of community college bachelor’s degrees—that may be relevant. Discussion of why we will teach what we teach could include consideration of contributions to the public good, commitment to instilling community responsibility/civic participation, and regional workforce needs, among other topics. Considering where we will teach could include reflecting on the current plan for two-plus-two programs on the CSUF Irvine Center as well as using other places as living labs (e.g., the Arboretum). Discussion of outcomes could look not only to assessment of educational effectiveness and the meaning, quality and integrity of degrees, but also the effect of experiential learning such as High-Impact Practices.


subCommittee Members

Kristin Stang, Co-Chair
Interim Assistant Vice President for Faculty Support Services

Ron Oliver, Co-Chair
Academic Senate Executive Committee Representative and Ed Doctorate Professor

Phil Armstrong
Geological Sciences Professor and Chair

Mark Drayse
Geography Professor

Mira Farka
Economics Associate Professor

ASI Representative

Sheryl Fontaine
Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dean Kazoleas
Communications Professor

Kari Knutson Miller
Dean for University Extended Education/Associate Vice President for International Programs and Global Engagement

Suzy Melendez
Graduate Student

Marsha Orr
Nursing Lecturer

Zakyi Ibrahim
Comparative Religion Professor

Morteza Rahmatian
Interim Dean, Mihaylo College of Business and Economics

Jim Taulli
Theatre and Dance Professor

Kevin Wortman
Computer Science Associate Professor

Alison Wrynn
Director for Undergraduate Studies and General Education

Barbara Kerr
Subcommittee Support Staff

Last updated July 12, 2017