These courses are intended to provide students with opportunities to build intercultural competence and skill. As such, i-courses contain both a high level of international content and the requirements and activities needed to promote student success in achieving the desired learning outcomes at an appropriate level for a given course. The QEP Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) address three broad areas of competence: intercultural awareness (SLOs 1 and 2), communication and collaboration (SLOs 3 and 4), and application (SLO 5).
Operational Definition of an i-course
- Has a score of three or four on the Content Rubric, indicating that over 30% of the course material is international or global in focus;
- Addresses a minimum of two of the QEP SLOs, drawn from two separate SLO categories as determined by the Outcomes Rubric;
- Category 1 is Cultural Awareness and includes SLOs 1 and 2,
- Category 2 is Communication and Collaboration and includes SLOs 3 and 4, and
- Category 3 is Application/Problem Solving and includes SLO 5.
- Expects students to demonstrate competence at a developmentally appropriate level, i.e.:
- For lower level courses, a minimum of two SLOs (in 2 of 3 categories) must be met at least at the novice level.
- For upper level courses, a minimum of two SLOs (in 2 of 3 categories) must be met at least at the developing level.
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