General Education Assessment


The University General Education Requirement engages students in active intellectual inquiry across the liberal arts. The requirement includes 19 credits of approved courses in written and oral communication, critical analysis in the humanities, critical analysis in the social sciences, quantitative reasoning, and scientific reasoning including lab. These courses have been vetted by Columbian College faculty to ensure that they address the learning outcomes specific to the learning goals articulated in the “General Education Curriculum for Columbian College,” which was approved by its faculty in 2010 and implemented in fall 2011. In addition, each undergraduate school or college has school-specific general education courses (e.g., G-PAC in CCAS) that are designed to meet university goals, and when appropriate, standards set by professional accrediting agencies.



- Faculty are expected to assess all general education learning outcomes (pre-determined by Columbian College) within a five-year period. Multiple sections of a general education course may be assessed individually or collectively as one unit.

- Program chairs must include a summary of these assessment findings in their annual report to the Dean.

- A summary of these assessment findings must also be included in the department’s Academic Program Review, which is completed every five years.



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