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Assessment and the Core Curriculum

Core Course Assessment

Courses in the Core Curriculum are assessed on a biennial basis. Results are repored by Departments to the Director of Core Curriculum.

2017-18 (2019-2020, 2021-2022…)

                Core Goal 1B      Critical Reading, Writing, and Information Literacy
                Core Goal 1D      Quantitative Literacy
                Core Goal 2A      Scientific Concepts
                Core Goal 2C      Humanistic Concepts

2018-19 (2020-2021, 2022-2023…)

                Core Goal 1A      Critical Thinking
                Core Goal 1C      Communication Across Cultures
                Core Goal 2B      Human and Social Behavior
                Core Goal 2D      Artistic Expression

Core Course Continuous Review

Core Course Continuous Review  will begin in 2019-20 on a four year rotation cycle. Process ensures that courses offered in the Core Curriculum have evidence of student learning outcomes which are aligned with the appropriate core goal area.

Value Rubrics for Assessment

Based on American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Liberal Education and America's Promise VALUE Rubrics, these rubrics align with the student learning outcomes from the worksheets. The rubrics below (pdfs) provide a model for assessment by providing common levels of student proficiency. While the language of the rubrics may be adapted by departments to reflect discipline specific terminology, having shared benchmarks of student learning will provide greater consistency in evaluating student achievement.

The rubrics are an essential part of the assessment and reporting process.