This guide points to information sources on Texas' higher education revised core curriculum to begin in 2014, as determined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). Input provided by Lea Campbell, UHD Director of Academic Assessment.
- Core Curriculum Assessment Guidelines
This THECB page focuses on assessment of the revised core curriculum.
- VALUE Rubrics
AAC & U's VALUE rubrics are a collection of faculty-developed rubrics which can be used to define in concrete terms, the skills and attitudes that every college graduate should possess, as well as tools to assess student achievement.
Free to individual faculty and students, iRubric is "a comprehensive rubric development, assessment, and sharing tool."
- Core Curriculum 2014 Web Site
This is the THECB's main Web site for core curriculum revision. It is the most authoritative source of information and includes an FAQ for Faculty and Institutions, as well as links to a number of resources.
- Core Objectives
These include Critical Thinking Skills; Communication Skills; Empirical and Quantitative Skills; Teamwork; Personal Responsibility; and Social Responsibility.
- Foundation Component Areas
These include Communication; Mathematics; Life and Physical Sciences; Language, Philosophy and Culture; Creative Arts; American History; Government/Political Science; Social and Behavioral Science; and Component Area Option. This document defines the area, and tells the number of semester credit hours and the Core Objectives that must be satisfied in each Component Area.
- Quick Reference for Core Curriculum 2014
Includes all the salient specifications about the new core in a 2-page document.
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Rules are part of the Texas Administrative Code, which is the law of Texas.
- Rule 4.28 - Core Curriculum
Texas Administrative Code, Part 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter B, Rule 4.28 provides the law enacting the revised core curriculum.
- Proposed Rules - THECB
If there are any proposed THECB rules which change the Core Curriculum section of the law, they will be posted here.
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