- Senate Policy 04-45 General Education Course Review Policy (MS Word)
- GE Assessment Action Plan (MS Word)
- WASC Rubric for Assessing Campus General Education Assessment Efforts 5/09 (PDF)
- The WASC 2012 Accreditation Redesign calls on campuses to show “sufficient evidence to demonstrate” that students are achieving student learning outcomes. “The Commission seeks to build on existing Standards of Accreditation, especially Criteria for Review 2.2 and 2.6, [in Handbook of Accreditation 2008] as well as honor the work already undertaken by all institutions under the 2001/2008 Handbooks over the past decade.”
Criteria for Review
2.2 All degrees—undergraduate and graduate—awarded by the institution are clearly defined in terms of entry-level requirements and levels of student achievement necessary for graduation that represent more than simply an accumulation of courses or credits.
GUIDELINE: Competencies required for graduation are reflected in course syllabi for both General Education and the major.
- 2.2a Baccalaureate programs engage students in an integrated course of study of sufficient breadth and depth to prepare them for work, citizenship, and a fulfilling life. These programs also ensure the development of core learning abilities and competencies including, but not limited to, college-level written and oral communication, college-level quantitative skills, information literacy, and the habit of critical analysis of data and argument. In addition, baccalaureate programs actively foster an understanding of diversity, civic responsibility, the ability to work with others, and the capability to engage in lifelong learning. Baccalaureate programs also ensure breadth for all students in the areas of cultural and aesthetic, social and political, as well as scientific and technical knowledge expected of educated persons in this society. Finally, students are required to engage in an in-depth, focused, and sustained program of study as part of their baccalaureate programs.
GUIDELINE: The institution has a program of General Education that is integrated throughout the curriculum, including at the upper division level, consisting of a minimum of 45 semester units (or the equivalent), together with significant study in depth in a given area of knowledge (typically described in terms of a major).
- 2.6 The institution demonstrates that its graduates consistently achieve its stated levels of attainment and ensures that its expectations for student learning are embedded in the standards that faculty use to evaluate student work.