Welcome to the General Education Resources!
General Education is the foundation for all degree and certificate programs at Navajo Technical University. It provides students with knowledge, skills, attributes, and values needed to learn actively, communicate clearly, think critically, creatively, and reflectively, and to interact effectively in diverse environments. NTU's General Education is to educate students within the Diné Philosophy of Education to be independent, critical thinkers, competent in their chosen professions by possessing a solid foundation in math, English, laboratory, social and behavioral sciences, communication, and information technology.
Come back to this site frequently. It will be updated with new information throughout summer 2019.
General Education Program Revisions in 2018-19
NTU's GenEd program is undergoing revision in 2018-19. Faculty are aligning the program to new requirements of the New Mexico Higher Education Department.
Here is a profile of the newly revised program. The profile was reviewed and approved by the GenEd Committee on Thu Jan 17 2019.
Here is a link to PDF files that include approved course certification forms. See "Submitted Docs." Download the PDF to your computer so you can search for particular files.
And, here is a link to NTU's Assessment Resources.
General Education Program Assessment Plan 2019-20
Starting in 2019-20, the assessment of NTU's General Education Program will focus on the improvement of the program as a whole. Student learning data will be gathered from project assignments in each GenEd course. Data summaries from all sections of the course will be compiled on a semester-by-semester basis by the University's Offices of Assessment and Institutional Research. Departmental faculty will review the data and design course and GenEd program improvements during Assessment Days each semester. An annual summary that includes analyses of program improvement will be prepared by the Assessment Committee and included in the University's Annual Student Learning Report. Curriculum revisions as needed will be designed by the General Education Committee and reviewed and approved by the Faculty Congress.
New Mexico Higher Education Department Links
Information on the redesign of GenEd and skills rubrics
The NMHED Common Course Numbering System Catalog (v.1, 2019)
Course certification deadlines and meeting dates
Overview of General Education requirements in Arizona
Revised GenEd Program Courses (will be updated in summer 2019)
|Course in 2018-19||Revised Courses for 2019-20*|
|NAV 101 Intro to Navajo Language||NAVA 1110 Navajo Language|
|NAV 110 Fnds of Navajo Culture||ANTH 1330 Foundations in Navajo Culture|
|ENG 110 Freshman Composition||ENGL 1110 Composition I|
|ENG 111 Comp & Research||ENGL 1120 Composition II|
|MTH 121 College Algebra||MATH 1220 College Algebra|
|MTH 123 Trigonometry||MATH 1230 Trigonometry|
|MTH 162 Calculus I||MATH 1510 Calculus I|
|MTH 213 Elementary Statistics||MATH 1350 Introduction to Statistics|
|ENG 160 Native American Lit||ENGL 2733 Native American Literature|
|HUM 170 Hist Nat Amer in Media||HUMN 1130 Media and Culture|
|Creative & Fine Arts|
|ENG 155 Creative Writing||ENGL 2310 Introduction to Creative Writing|
|BIO 224 Microbiology||BIOL 2310 Microbiology|
|CHM 120 General Chemistry I||CHEM 1215C General Chemistry I Lecture & Lab for STEM|
* Click on links to access NMHED-approved course certification form for completing revised syllabus. Use new prefix and four-digit course number for the new syllabus.
General Education Committee 2018-2019
Julie Bales, Arts and Humanities
Chelsea Bunn, Arts and Humanities
Lupita Chicag, Diné Studies
Jerlynn Henry, Student Services
Godwin Ifere, Science
Steve Kollas, Applied Technology
Daniel McLaughlin, Student Learning Consultant
Peter Moore, Arts and Humanities (Chair)
Harry Whiting, Engineering, Math, and Technology
General Education Committee Meeting Minutes
Aug 22, 2018
(Other minutes as available)
Co-Curricular Programming and Assessment 2019
Through its co-curricular program, NTU provides value to the Diné community through research, community engagement, and service learning projects, and projects that foster cultural preservation, environmental sustainability, and economic development.
Co-curricular learning and assessment has been added to the GenEd program (see program profile above).
Faculty assess student learning and development using one of two measures: a writing assignment-with-rubric or a short survey.
NTU uses Weave Online to develop General Education and program-level assessment plans, archive student learning data, and design and implement program improvements.
Faculty and Staff login: https://app.weaveeducation.com/login/