Assessing General Education Programs
General education is the core of the undergraduate experience. Itprovides a lasting foundation for students’ future academic,civil, cultural, economic, and social lives. Additionally, as partof most general education curricula, general education as well asfirst-year experience programs are becoming virtually universal incolleges and universities; first-year seminars often are integratedinto general education programs to promote student retention,engagement, and success. The assessment of these institution-wideefforts is particularly challenging, but many campuses have madesubstantial progress from which we can learn.
In this book, the author draws on her experience with over sixtycolleges, universities, and college systems to
Written for college and university administrators, assessmentofficers, faculty, and staff who support general education andfirst-year experience programs, this book is a hands-on guide fordeveloping, aligning, and assessing general education programs inmeaningful, manageable, and sustainable ways. The author presents avariety of approaches and dozens of examples to help readersunderstand what other campuses are doing and develop a repertoireof their own methods so they can make informed decisions abouttheir programs.
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General Education Mission Goals and Outcomes
Alignment of General Education Programs
The Assessment Plan
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