General Education Assessment

Background
 

The assessment of General Education at NC State is coordinated through the Office of Assessment in the Division of Academic and Student Affairs (DASA). In spring 2012, five general education competencies were identified by a group of faculty and staff and were vetted through faculty senate, the Council on Undergraduate Education and the Associate Deans. 

In Spring 2013, the Office of Assessment, in partnership with faculty from across campus, used rubrics with student work to assess quantitative literacy, oral communication, and written communication. Critical and creative thinking has been assessed though testing and surveys in the past and will be assessed in the fall of 2013 using direct evidence and university survey data through NC State's Quality Enhancement Plan. In addition, we assessed writing, reading, mathematics and critical thinking for first-year and senior students using the ETS Proficiency Profile. Data from the projects will be presented to the faculty and administration in fall 2013.
 

List of GE Competencies:

  Written Communication
  Definition (May 2012) Draft Rubric (Spring 2013) Authentic Assessment Process
       
  Oral Communication
  Definition (May 2012) Draft Rubric (Spring 2013) Authentic Assessment Process
       
  Critical Thinking
  QEP Definition (2012-13)    
       
  Creative Thinking
  QEP Definition (2012-13)    
       
  Quantitative Literacy
  Definition and Draft Rubric (May 2012/Spring 2013) Authentic Assessment Process

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about General Education, please go to: http://oucc.ncsu.edu/general-education

For more information about general education assessment, please contact:

Stephany Dunstan, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, Office of Assessment
(919) 515-9768