General Education Assessment


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 through 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

Oral Communication

Critical and Creative Thinking

Quantitative Literacy

More Information

  • For more information about General Education, please go to
  • For more information about general education assessment, please contact:
    Stephany Dunstan, Ph.D.
    Associate Director, Office of Assessment

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