General Education Assessment

During the 2014-2015 Academic Year, Florida SouthWestern State College initiated a revised assessment of the General Education Program. Throughout the process, the AAC&U Value Rubrics and one in-house rubric were utilized to score voluntarily submitted artifacts. Beginning with the 2017-2018 Academic Year, courses which were identified by faculty of that discipline as “Integral” can be randomly selected to provide an assignment which the instructor feels is appropriate to meet that competency for General Education Assessment for that year. The random selection and outreach to instructors occurs in mid-to-late September of each Academic Year.

The Learning Assessment Committee voted that the competencies of “Research” and “Investigate” be assessed for AY 2017-2018.

Support for General Education Assessment and course-level assessment is provided by:

, Director, Assessment & Effectiveness
, Academic Assessment Analyst

Previous General Education Assessment Plans

AY 2016-2017 General Education Assessment Plan

AY 2015-2016 General Education Assessment Plan

AY 2014-2015 General Education Assessment Plan


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