General Education Assessment

Please note: Revised General Education Goals and Assessment Plan are currently undergoing campus review. Please check back soon for updates.

The document Assessment of General Education (2012) provides a chronological overview since 1999 of the growth in number and the maturity of the assessment measures undertaken to demonstrate the quality of the general education program and student learning.

Assessment results for general education are communicated through meeting minutes and annual reports of the General Education Subcommittee. In addition, the University Educational Policies Committee, the General Education subcommittee, the Assessment of Student Learning subcommittee, and the academic administration review the results of general education assessments and recommend appropriate actions for improvement to the Academic Senate and the President.

Assessment of Traditional General Education

Assessment of First-Year Experience

Assessment of Global Learning Goals

Assessment of Summit Program

General Education Academic Program Review

The Academic Program Review of General Education includes the traditional program. both upper and lower division requirements/courses, and the Summit program. An updated charter governs program operations and is approved by dean and provost.

Data Sources for General Education Assessment

In an effort to fully utilize the assessment measures administered on campus, the Office of Institutional Research extracts general education data from existing assessment methods as a means to assess student achievement of general education learning goals as well as explore patterns in general education courses among faculty and students. See the University-Wide Assessment Methods page for executive summaries.