General Education Core: Assessment Overview

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General Education assessment permeates through the curriculum of all undergraduate programs. Click on a heading below to examine that process, as well as our findings.

 

Annual Reports

GenEd Curriculum Planning

  • Using our eCurriculum system, faculty at UC report how the content and assessment within each academic course address the GenEd Baccalaureate Competencies. Next, all academic programs indicate their required courses. eCurriculum generates an audit to display how the program's required courses address the Baccalaureate Competencies.

Senior Capstone Courses

  • All undergraduate academic programs require a capstone course/experience.

Rubrics

  • The General Education Coordinating Committee has transformed the definitions of the four Baccalaureate Competencies and information literacy into General Education Core Templates Rubrics. 

GenEd Assessment Plan

  • Data from the capstone assessment will be reviewed in annual college assessment meetings.  These meetings will offer an opportunity for the Vice Provost of Undergraduate Affairs to meet with an appropriate mix of college faculty and administrators to generate ideas for continuous program improvement.

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

  • Student engagement represents two critical features of collegiate quality. The first is the amount of time and effort students put into their studies and other educationally purposeful activities. The second is how the institution deploys its resources and organizes the curriculum and other learning opportunities to get students to participate in activities that decades of research studies show are linked to student learning. 

Student Satisfaction Inventory Results (SSI)

  • The Student Satisfaction Inventory gives you a powerful tool to improve the quality of student life and learning. It measures student satisfaction and priorities, showing readers how satisfied students are at their institutions as well as what issues are important to them. The survey covers areas such as Academic Advising, Admissions and Financial Aid Effectiveness, and Safety and Security.