General Education Requirements
General Education Assessment Pilot
Evidence Collection Instructions
Tips for Faculty (pdf)
If you teach a General Education course, the faculty have indicated that this course includes material enabling students to meet one or more competencies in General Education. To assist students in focusing on the competencies, you should include in your syllabus an indication of what class activities (whether graded or ungraded) specifically address the competencies. In most cases, these are activities that are already in the syllabus, and you need only direct student attention to them.
Remember: It is your responsibility to make sure that if your course enables students to demonstrate that they have attained the competency as stated in the Undergraduate Announcements.
List of potential class activities:
- Case Studies
- Lab Reports
- Problem Sets
- Research Papers
If your class tends to use traditional exams, consider assigning a new applications-oriented “capstone” assignment for students to do in preparation for the final exam. This does not necessarily need to be graded in detail, it is for the benefit of the student to connect the semesters work and reflect on their learning in the course and they can use it in their ePortfolio to demonstrate one or more General Education competencies. You can grade it in a binary fashion — a quick scan can reveal whether the student has or not presented sufficiently content-based material.