General Education Assessment Council

Authority: Academic Affairs and Enrollment Management
Date Enacted or Revised: N/A

The General Education Assessment Council reports to the provost and vice president for enrollment management and is responsible for ongoing review of the general education core curriculum and related outcomes assessment. The council determines what courses should be certified for inclusion or removal from the core, establishes general education policies, and makes its recommendations to appropriate University curriculum committees and the provost and vice president for academic affairs and enrollment management. Additionally, the council reviews outcomes attainment with respect to general education learning, recommends changes to assessment methods as needed, and tracks student attainment of general education competencies for continuous improvement. The council is composed of one faculty representative from 1) each general education discipline area (Writing, Math, Natural Sciences, Humanities, Fine Arts, Social/Behavioral Sciences); 2) each of the Colleges of Agricultural Sciences, Business, Education, and Nursing and Health Professions; 3) Frazar Memorial Library; and 4) Faculty Senate. Members also include the director of the Write to Excellence Center, the chair of the University Curriculum Committee, and one representative from the Student Government Association.

Ex-officio members include two representatives from the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness.