Stephen F. Austin State University

Core Curriculum Assessment

Resources & Documentation

Course Syllabus Guidelines

Course Syllabus Guidelines for NON Core Curriculum Courses 5/19/16
Course Syllabus Guidelines for Core Curriculum Courses 5/19/16

Rubrics for new Core Assessment Plan

Core Curriculum AssessmentPlan Fall 2014 Forward (Posted April 18, 2013)

Core Curriculum Assessment Committee Review of Core Assessment Results 2006-2009

Guidelines for Assessment of Core Curriculum Courses REVISED 12/1/2012

Guidelines for Assessment of Core Curriculum Courses REVISED 3/12/2010

Guidelines for Assessment of Core Curriculum Courses - This document was created by the Core Curriculum Assessment Committee in January of 2006. It provides a detailed explanation of the new core assessment procedures. It is VERY important that all course coordinators read this document very carefully.

Core Curriculum: Assumptions and Defining Characteristics - This is the document created in 1998 by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to guide state colleges and universities in developing their core courses. It outlines the competencies and objectives that the entire core, as well as individual courses, are expected to cover.

Course Coordinators by Core Course - This table lists all the core courses currently offered at SFA (as listed in the current catalogue) and the course coordinator assigned to that course. All course coordinators should be listed by April 3.

Assessment Forms in Microsoft Word Format - These are the same forms that are supplied in Appendix C of the "Guidelines" document, but in .doc format for easy completion.

Quick Reference Guide - A 1-page summary of the assessment process.


Available Core Curriculum Assessments

The core course curriculum assessments are available from within mySFA. After logging into mySFA, choose the myServices tab and click on Reports in the Core Curriculum Assessment section on the left side.

Core Curriculum Assessment Committee

If you have questions, you may contact any of the current members of the Core Curriculum Assessment Committee listed below. Updates or changes to this website should be directed to

Title/Department Dept/College/Office Term Ends
Dr. Anjum Najmi Librarian Steen Library ex officio
Dr. Mary Nelle Brunson
Associate Provost Academic Affairs ex officio
Dr. Shelby Laird Assistant Professor Forestry 2016/2017
Dr. Ken Austin Representative Faculty Senate 2015/2016
Ms. Karyn Hall Director Institutional Research ex officio
Dr. Clint Richardson Professor Mathematics & Statistics 2016/2017
Dr. Larry King
Director Assessment/Professor Academic Affairs/Communication
Dr. Cala Coats Assistant Professor Art 2016/2017
Dr. Haley Jameson Associate Professor Kinesiology & Health Science 2016/2017
Dr. Parker Ballinger Professor Economics & Finance 2016/2017
Dr. Perry Moon Assistant Professor Languages Cultures & Communication 2015/2016
Dr. Scott Hutchens Chair Psychology 2015/2016