Quantitative Skills for All Disciplines
The student learning goals of the QEP will help undergraduate students (a) acquire basic quantitative literacy and numeracy skills, (b) effectively communicate the results of their quantitative analysis, and (c) acquire discipline-specific advanced quantitative skills.
UTSA’s vision is to be a premier public research university, providing access to educational excellence and preparing citizen leaders for the global environment. In this new environment, quantitative reasoning skills are essential for all citizens to help them understand and critically evaluate information to make better-informed decisions. Through well-designed curriculum that integrates these skills, the undergraduate curriculum redesigns will adopt existing best practices for teaching and learning quantitative skills.
The QLP includes an intensive training program for faculty to help with course redesign and assessment. Faculty members participating in the QEP will receive summer support in the form of course development grants. The QEP also includes a detailed program of assessment and evaluation to ensure progress toward the vision and goals. The results of the assessments will be used to monitor the progress of the plan and make continuous improvements as needed.
Over the next five years, the QEP will provide the organizational framework and resources for an institutional transformation to graduate a quantitative, informed citizenry consistent with the mission and vision of the University. The QEP envisions the creation of an exemplary program that will transform the environment to one where quantitative reasoning skills are ingrained in not only the curriculum, but also the culture of UTSA.