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COS Quick Start Guide

COS Quick Start Guide

Have you been assigned to update a Course Outcome Summary, but you have no idea where to start? This guide gives step-by-step instructions for completing the update? Simply click the title to begin.

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Edit Button Missing?  - Curriculum Dept Update

Edit Button Missing? - Curriculum Dept Update

You've just spent the last hour looking for the Edit button in WIDS to no avail. No, you're not losing your mind. And, no, you haven't done anything wrong. The Curriculum Department has removed the Edit button from certain pages. *Waiting patiently while you release a sigh of relief* Your sanity was the good news. Here's the rest: You were looking for that Edit button for a reason. So, if you still need to make changes to the course description, credit hours, or prerequisites, you're not home-free. You're still expected to make the change, just not in WIDS. Click the title to read about the new process.

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Link to State Course Outcome Summaries

Link to State Course Outcome Summaries

If you are updating a 100-level Course Outcome Summary, it's possible that the state has already developed the curriculum for your course. In that case, you are required to use the statewide COS. You'll still need to establish your own assessment strategies, accuracy measures, and links to Career Essentials, but the competencies and criteria/learning objectives should already be there. This can be great timesaver. Click the title to go to the website which stores the statewide COSes. No sign-in is needed. And remember: copy and paste is your friend.

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How to Write Criteria and Learning Objectives

How to Write Criteria and Learning Objectives

Performance standards can keep your learners on track. And they are required components of a Course Outcome Summary. But what's the difference between a learning objective and a criterion? Why do we need them anyway? See how to write performance standards that ensure your course outcomes will be met.

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Status Report of Program COSes

Status Report of Program COSes

LAS has been asked to update 85 courses and have them fully approved by November 3, 2017. We have also been asked to update an additional 19 courses that are missing major components. Click the link to view a status report. If the document takes a while to load, be patient while Google works its magic. The report is updated every Saturday. Need to know about a course sooner than Saturday? Check WIDS or contact the LAS CLA Faculty Chair at georgem@matc.edu

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