As the Principles of Undergraduate Learning (PULs) are the foundational goals of a baccalaureate education at IUPUI, all courses that are offered to our undergraduates have clearly defined objectives to provide students with continuous opportunities to demonstrate the PULs and, thus, increase the probability of success. Schools and departments work cooperatively when designing their curricula to ensure that every student’s four-year plan of study offers the necessary avenues of PUL exposure. Matrices of the PULs that are emphasized in each course have been identified. In order to ensure that students understand the value and importance of the PULs, course syllabi must clearly define the PULs that are being emphasized, how assignments provide exposure to the PULs, and the assessment tools that will be used to measure student success in attaining the PULs and other course objectives.
The faculty in each school is responsible for implementation of the Principles of Undergraduate Learning [PULs] in its programs, curricula and courses. Students will typically be introduced to the PULs in First-Year Experience courses and Learning Communities, continue to develop PUL-related knowledge and skills in coursework, with demonstration of baccalaureate-level competencies expected in the capstone course/s or culminating experience/s students complete in the school.
The faculty in each school is responsible for establishing and implementing an assessment plan related to the Principles of Undergraduate Learning. Schools report on the opportunities for and progress toward expected learning outcomes in general education [PULs] and in the major in the assessment template they prepare annually for the IUPUI Office for Planning and Institutional Improvement. An evaluation of general education will typically be part of the campus program review process.
Recommendations for revisions to the PULs will be directed to the Executive Committee of Indianapolis Faculty Council. The Committee will work with the Office of Planning and Institutional Improvement and the Dean of Faculties to devise a process for considering revision recommendations.