Welcome to 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
NTU's GenEd program is undergoing revision. 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. 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
New Mexico General Education Curriculum (models, content areas, and skills)
New Mexico Common Course Numbering System (course crosswalk and change requests)
Overview of General Education requirements in Arizona
Revised GenEd Program Courses (updated Aug 2019)
* For designing revised syllabi, click on links in this column to access 1) NMHED-approved course certification forms or b) the NMHED's Common Course Numbering System Catalog (v. 8b) – in which case, you will need to look up the course – for identifying course outcomes and in some cases course assessments (including rubrics).
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 Coordinator
Peter Moore, Arts and Humanities (Chair)
Harry Whiting, Engineering, Math, and Technology
General Education Committee Meeting Minutes
Co-Curricular Programming and Assessment 2019
The goal of Co-Curricular Student Learning and Development at NTU is to provide value to Diné communities through research, community engagement, and service learning projects, and projects that foster cultural preservation, environmental sustainability, and economic development.
Co-Curricular activities are organized by faculty members as course assignments for course credit, and by faculty sponsors in student organizations. Projects require at least ten hours of out-of-class participation and are assessed through a reflective essay or survey.
Students who complete an end-of-project survey do so using an online instrument. Data are organized by the Student Learning Coordinator. Copies of students’ reflective essays are submitted to the Student Learning Coordinator for program improvement analysis. The CCP is overseen and improved annually by NTU’s Assessment Committee.
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/