Read about the University General Education Learning Outcomes. You can also access the ISEM 101 and ISEM 301 Learning Outcomes on this page.
The Sample Syllabi for ISEM 101 and ISEM 301 use a grading criteria rubric. The rubric allows students a clear understanding of expectations and gives the instructor a tool for assessing student competencies. This rubric was derived, with modifications, from the VALUE Rubric of the Association of American Colleges and University, which is also located on the U of I Distance and Extended Education page.
Faculty are strongly encouraged to include a library research assignment in your seminar learning activities. And please take advantage of having your students visit with a reference librarian. The U of I Library has many databases that will help you find relevant and reliable books, articles, images and more, many available online. For a general overview of library resources, see “Getting started on research in the U of I Library,” a research guide. Don’t hesitate to contact a librarian for research assistance. U of I librarians specialize in helping you find high quality sources for class papers and projects. The librarians can set up a specific web-based "guide" for your student's research. Diane Prorak, for example, is the "ISEM 101 Library Guru," and if you are offering an ISEM 101 seminar, please contact her via 208-885-2508 or email to arrange for a library visitation.
If you have a course or seminar you wish to propose for inclusion in the university's General Education, proposal guidelines are listed here and on the UCGE page.
For additional assistance with help on the design of your course or seminar, its content or pedagogy or in addressing the UCGE proposal guidelines, contact Dean Panttaja, Director of General Education, firstname.lastname@example.org.