The goal of assessment in WOU’s General Education is to understand the experiences of students in the program and to evaluate their learning in the program.

General Education Assessment plan

Assessment Instruments

Alignment to Undergraduate Learning Outcomes with rubrics

General Education Professional Learning Community updates

Includes reports and products produced by the GEPLC on an annual basis

Overview of General Education Learning Outcome alignment and underlying Undergraduate Learning Outcome criteria

First Year Seminars

General Education Learning Outcome 1: Intellectual Foundations and Breadth of Exposure: Put into practice different and varied forms of knowledge, inquiry, and expression that frame academic and applied learning, and 4: Multidisciplinary Learning Integrate knowledge, perspectives, and strategies across disciplines to answer questions and solve problems.  Courses provide students the opportunity to practice and demonstrate the specific Foundational Knowledge skill identified by the Seminar focus (either the Quantitative Literacy or Written Communication rubric) and provide the students to engage in the practice of integrating knowledge across multiple disciplines at the benchmark level using the Integrating Knowledge rubric.

Foundations

Foundations: Mathematics

General Education Learning Outcome 1: Intellectual foundations and breadth of exposure: Put into practice different and varied forms of knowledge, inquiry, and expression that frame academic and applied learning. Courses meet at least two features of the Quantitative Literacy rubric at a minimum level of two.

Foundations: Writing

General Education Learning Outcome 1: Intellectual foundations and breadth of exposure: Put into practice different and varied forms of knowledge, inquiry, and expression that frame academic and applied learning. Courses meet at least two features of the Written Communication rubric at a minimum level of two.

Foundations: Communication and Language

General Education Learning Outcome 1: Intellectual foundations and breadth of exposure: Put into practice different and varied forms of knowledge, inquiry, and expression that frame academic and applied learning. Courses meet at least two features of the Foundational Skills rubric at a minimum level of two.

Foundations: Critical Thinking

General Education learning outcome 2: Demonstrate the ability to evaluate information and develop well-reasoned and evidence-based conclusions. Courses meet at least two features of the Inquiry and Analysis rubric at a minimum level of two.

Foundations: Health Promotion

General Education learning outcome 1: Intellectual foundations and breadth of exposure: Put into practice different and varied forms of knowledge, inquiry, and expression that frame academic and applied learning and General Education learning outcome 2: Demonstrate the ability to evaluate information and develop well-reasoned and evidence-based conclusions. Courses meet at least two features of the Inquiry and Analysis rubric or the Foundational Skills rubric at a minimum level of two.

Exploring Knowledge

Exploring Knowledge: Literary and Aesthetic Perspectives

General Education learning outcome 1: Intellectual foundations and breadth of exposure: Put into practice different and varied forms of knowledge, inquiry, and expression that frame academic and applied learning and General Education learning outcome 2: Demonstrate the ability to evaluate information and develop well-reasoned and evidence-based conclusions. Courses meet at least two features of the Inquiry and Analysis rubric or the Foundational Skills rubric at a minimum level of two.

Exploring Knowledge: Scientific Perspectives

General Education learning outcome 1: Intellectual foundations and breadth of exposure: Put into practice different and varied forms of knowledge, inquiry, and expression that frame academic and applied learning and General Education learning outcome 2: Demonstrate the ability to evaluate information and develop well-reasoned and evidence-based conclusions. Courses meet at least two features of the Inquiry and Analysis rubric or the Foundational Skills rubric at a minimum level of two.

Exploring Knowledge: Social, Historic and Civic Perspectives

General Education learning outcome 1: Intellectual foundations and breadth of exposure: Put into practice different and varied forms of knowledge, inquiry, and expression that frame academic and applied learning and General Education learning outcome 2: Demonstrate the ability to evaluate information and develop well-reasoned and evidence-based conclusions. Courses meet at least two features of the Inquiry and Analysis rubric or the Foundational Skills rubric at a minimum level of two.

Integrating Knowledge

Integrating Knowledge: Citizenship, Social Responsibility, and Global Awareness

General Education learning outcome 3: Citizenship: Articulate the challenges, responsibilities, and privileges of belonging in a complex, diverse, interconnected world and General Education learning outcome 4: Multidisciplinary learning: Integrate knowledge, perspectives, and strategies across disciplines to answer questions and solve problems. Courses meet at least two features of the Diversity and Global Learning rubric and the Integrative Learning rubric at a minimum level of three.

Integrating Knowledge: Science, Technology and Society

General Education learning outcome 3: Citizenship: Articulate the challenges, responsibilities, and privileges of belonging in a complex, diverse, interconnected world and General Education learning outcome 4: Multidisciplinary learning: Integrate knowledge, perspectives, and strategies across disciplines to answer questions and solve problems. Courses meet at least two features of the Diversity and Global Learning rubric and the Integrating Knowledge rubric at a minimum level of three.

Preliminary report: snapshot of students entering the 2019-20 Gen Ed program

 
General Education

CONTACT US

503-838-8348 | or e-mail: gened@wou.edu  | Location: AC 129

 


General Education

CONTACT US

503-838-8348 | or e-mail: gened@wou.edu  | Location: AC 129