General Education Assessment

General Education Goals

  1. Thinking critically and creatively
  2. Communicating effectively
  3. Making local to global connections
  4. Understanding responsibilities of community membership

About Assessment of General Education

Assessment of the General Education program at Appalachian happens at many levels. At the institution level, Appalachian periodically assesses goals of the general education program through participation in standardized tests such as the Collegiate Learning Assessment [Spring 2014 Results (PDF, 6 MB)] or the ETS HEIghten outcomes assessments. In addition, Appalachian asks degree programs to link their degree program level assessment results to general education goals where applicable. Recently, Appalachian has transitioned from course-level assessment of General Education as part of the course renewal process to assessment of the General Education program through a General Education Assessment Summit (more information will be posted soon).  Finally, as an administrative unit, the General Education office also assesses its operations on an annual basis.