QL Course Approval Forms and Resources
Steps to Submit QL Courses
To be added to the list of QL groups or as part of a QL group, a QL course must go through an approval process with the BG Perspective Committee. The course needs to be piloted before being proposed. This will guarantee that the course is sufficiently well-formed that it can be evaluated. The first part of this process is to solicit the opinion of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and, for statistics courses, also the Department of Applied Statistics and Operations Research. The second part is to bring these opinions and a proposal to the BG Perspective Committee to obtain their approval.
Step 1: Submit the following materials electronically (firstname.lastname@example.org) or in person to Craig Zirbel (438 Math Science Building) for the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and, for statistic courses, also the Department of Applied Statistics and Operations Research (Craig will forward information to Herb McGrath in Applied Statistics) for their opinion:
- A very detailed master syllabus for the course (which indicates topics covered, assessment techniques, assignments the students will be doing, textbook, schedule or number of days spent on each topic).
- The textbook itself or a way to access the textbook electronically
- Exams from the course
- Sample assignments from the course
One criterion to be applied by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the Department of Applied Statistics and Operations Research when giving their opinion is whether they would be comfortable proposing the course for inclusion in the Ohio Transfer Module (OTM). This is not to say that every course will be proposed to the OTM, only that one criterion is whether it looks sufficiently like the courses that are approved for the OTM. There are apparently no precedents for courses taught in Psychology, Sociology, etc. to be included in the OTM. But there is precedent for courses not in the OTM to be allowed to satisfy the general education requirement at a university. Note that they may not transfer to another university as cleanly as an OTM-approved course..
Step 2: After receiving the letters of recommendation from Mathematics and Statistics and, if appropriate, Applied Statistics and Operations Research, download and submit the QL course approval form and send the original paper document to Donna Nelson-Beene (124 Conklin North) and an electronic copy to email@example.com. As part of this QL course proposal, please provide the BG Perspective committee with the following:
- The BGP cover form
- The curriculum modification form (blue sheet), if necessary
- Master Syllabus containing:
3.1 Course aim
3.2 Student learning outcomes
3.3 Course content
3.4 Instructional strategies
3.5 Student learning activities
3.6 Procedures for evaluating student performance
3.7 Plan for assessing student learning outcomes in this course
3.8 List a sample of library resources needed to support this course
- Completed QL Learning Outcome table
- Exams and samples of assignments sufficient to show that the course meets the BG Perspective learning outcomes for a QL course
- Letters of recommendation from Mathematics and Statistics and, if appropriate, Applied Statistics and Operations Research.
The proposers will have the opportunity to present their proposal in person to the BG Perspective Committee. The BG Perspective Committee will use the QL rubric to evaluate courses along with the following criteria:
1. Explanation of how the course meets the goals of the QL requirement and which students will
2. Three (3) or more credit hours
3. Appropriate prerequisite(s)
4. Conform to the OTM requirements, so that the course could be approved there if submitted
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