Assessment and Reform of the Texas Tech University Core Curriculum
Texas Tech University is implementing major changes in the composition of its core curriculum in response to the new component area objectives that were adopted by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in October 2011. These changes involve a review of all courses to be included in the core curriculum that will be submitted to the Coordinating Board in fall 2013 to ensure that they address the component area objectives as well as TTU student learning outcomes. This session will review the course approval process with special attention to issues related to assessment.
Gary S. Elbow, Ph.D
Associate Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Dr. Gary Elbow is associate vice provost for academic affairs at Texas Tech University. Among his responsibilities is coordination of the committees that oversee the university's core curriculum. He also works closely with the Office of Planning and Administration to assess the extent to which students have attained the core curriculum learning objectives.