University of Southern Indiana

Core 39 Course Petition Process

USI Faculty Members: All Core 39 Course Petitions should be completed in the online Curriculog form found in MyUSI. All petitions for the Embedded Experiences, Ways of Knowing, and BA/BS courses will use the same form.

The form has four parts that you will need to complete. All information must be entered into the Curriculog form on MyUSI. Petitions that do not have this information on the Curriculog form will be returned to the originator.

PART 1: Course Information

    • Fall Semesters only
    • Spring Semesters only
    • Both Fall and Spring Semesters
    • Other: Please describe
  • PREREQUISITE(S): If you are submitting a Writing Intensive Course, you must include ENG 201 as a prerequisite.

PART 2: Selection of the Academic Focus(es) that apply to the course:


  • Bachelor of Arts/Sciences: World Languages
  • Bachelor of Arts/Sciences: Natural Science with Lab
  • Bachelor of Science: Natural Science
  • Bachelor of Science: Social Science
  • Bachelor of Science: World Languages and Culture

WAYS OF KNOWING COURSES: You must pick both a subcategory and a WOK outcome from the list below.

    • Ways of Knowing: Creative and Aesthetic Expression
    • Ways of Knowing: Historical Inquiry
    • Ways of Knowing: Moral and Ethical Reasoning
    • Ways of Knowing: Scientific and Mathematical Inquiry
    • Ways of Knowing: Social Inquiry
    • Ways of Knowing: World Languages and Culture
    • Ways of Knowing: Outcome 1
    • Ways of Knowing: Outcome 2
    • Ways of Knowing: Outcome 3
    • Ways of Knowing: Outcome 4


  • Embedded Experiences: Diversity
  • Embedded Experiences: Global
  • Embedded Experiences: Writing Intensive

PART 3: Documentation. Attach to your application in Curriculog.

Explanation: Explanation of how the course meets the outcomes for each category selected.

  • For courses that are in the Ways of Knowing category, please explain how this course meets the Ways of Knowing outcome selected above and how it meets the objectives for your subcategory.
  • For courses in the Bachelor of Arts/Sciences category only (re: you are not petitioning into a Ways of Knowing category), please explain which WOK subcategory you will be using for assessment purposes.

The Course Syllabus: The syllabus must identify which CORE 39 category or categories it fulfills.

Key Assignment(s): The key assignment must fit the common assessment rubric for the category/outcome you have selected. Rubrics can be found on the CORE 39 website.  Contact your CCAF if you need assistance.

  • NOTE: If your key assignment is a multiple choice test, you must include 3 questions for each item listed on the common assessment rubric(s) for your categories.
  • PREFERENCE: In order to simply the assessment process, please consider using ONE key assignment that is keyed the appropriate rubric(s).

PART 4: Read and indicate that you understand the following information:

I understand that my course will be placed into a three year assessment rotation. The course will be assessed one time during this period. The assessment will be for all academic focuses that have been selected for the course.

I understand that all artifacts and rubrics will be stored in the Tk20 system for accreditation purposes.

I will attend the assessment and Tk20 training sessions in the semester prior to assessing this course for the first time.

FOR WAYS OF KNOWING COURSES ONLY: I understand that I will be required to develop a key assignment (or modify my existing key assignment) to fit the subcategory rubrics.

FOR BA/BS COURSES ONLY: I understand that I will be required to develop a key assignment to fit the new WOK subcategory rubrics.

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