Presenting in tandem, colleagues from two neighboring liberal arts colleges will compare and contrast their schools' general education assessment plans in the context of each institution's priorities. While one focuses on creating college-wide curriculum maps and electronic profiles for their core, the other concentrates on ways to provide meaningful general education data for five very diverse schools within the college.The comparison will emphasize the different methods for gathering authentic data, approaches for the analysis of results, and the distribution of findings, specifically identifying the implications that the various options might have for faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders. The presenters will explain both the practical procedures they use for assessing student learning in the core as well as the pedagogical meaning these choices have for all members of the campus community.
Northwood, Heidi and Sweet, Cathy S., "Two Colleagues, Two Colleges, Two Cores: Using General Education Assessment to Define and Promote Your Institution’s Identity" (2013). Educational Effectiveness Assessment Faculty/Staff Publications. Paper 4.
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