Core Curriculum Recertification

In order to show courses at Texas A&M University continually meet the requirements of the core curriculum, the Core Curriculum Council established a recertification process through which, on a four-year cycle*, departments offering core courses will explain and provide evidence of the inclusion of the core objectives (student learning outcomes). 

At the beginning of each fall term departments will be prompted to identify a primary contact for all communication regarding course recertification. It is that contact’s responsibility to work with faculty members teaching the core course to identify the representative section for the recertification process.

In order to fulfill the assessment submission requirement of the recertification process, once a section has been identified the faculty or instructor should identify which assignment(s) will be submitted as a part of the recertification packet. These assignments should map to the required learning objective for the course component area as mapped below. Appropriate examples of student work and course materials include, but are not limited to:
  • Research or analysis papers
  • Written responses to questions embedded in tests
  • Ungraded student produced work (reflections, etc.)
  • Recordings of presentations

Additional Considerations

(Please note that submitted artifacts should be free of grades/comments and should not be multiple-choice responses). Additional considerations by foundational component area may be found here.

Departments submit student work using Bulk File Upload:

Bulk File Upload
To submit using this method the individual must be granted access to login. Primary contacts are given access  during the fall term, but any others who will need access can contact assessment@tamu.edu and provide their UIN to gain access. Please copy the departmental contact on this email.
 
 Additional information about the recertification process and its requirements can be found at corerecertification.tamu.edu 

TAMU Core Curriculum Rubrics

Component Area Critical Thinking Communication* Empirical and Quantitative Skills Teamwork Social Responsibility Personal Responsibility
Communication Rubric Oral Comm
Visual Comm
Written Comm
  In-class assignment   Rubric
Mathematics Rubric Rubric Rubric      
Life and Physical Sciences Rubric Rubric Rubric In-class assignment    
Language, Philosophy, & Culture  Rubric Oral Comm
Visual Comm
Written Comm
    Rubric Rubric
Creative Arts Rubric Oral Comm
Visual Comm
Written Comm
  Rubric
In-class assignment
Rubric  
American History Rubric Rubric     Rubric Rubric
Government/ Political Sciences Rubric Oral Comm
Visual Comm
Written Comm
    Rubric Rubric
Social and Behavioral Sciences Rubric Rubric Rubric   Rubric  

* ALL Component Areas must submit a minimum of two of the three forms of communication in their submission. Note that all forms of communication must be addressed on the forms required by the Core Curriculum Council.