Updated On January 23, 2020 - 9:16pm

Committee Update on GE FSI Assessment Project

UCLA Center for the Advancement of Teaching members Roshini Ramachandran, Assistant Director of Curricular Initiatives; Adrienne Lavine, Associate Vice Provost; and Marc Levis-Fitzgerald, Director of the Center for Educational Assessment, met with the GE Foundations of Scientific Inquiry (FSI) steering committee, which consists of faculty representatives from the Undergraduate Council, Faculty Executive Committee, GE Governance Committee, and GE FSI ad hoc committee. The group met to discuss progress on a project to assess UCLA's GE FSI curriculum, with a focus on the recent UCLA-wide survey administered in Fall 2019 by CAT to collect information regarding students’ attitudes towards science (over 5000 respondents). Survey results showed that UCLA students generally have positive attitudes towards science and the utility of science in their lives, but differences can be seen in the attitudes of STEM major students, non-STEM pre-health students, and non-STEM non-pre-health students.

Graph depicting responses from UCLA-wide survey regarding student's attitudes toward science

 

Graph depicting responses by major from UCLA-wide survey regarding student's attitudes toward science