Program and Area Learning Outcome Assessment
Program Learning Outcomes
There are four Gen Ed program learning outcomes (GELOs). GELOs 2-4 are assessed by examining Signature Assignments (SAs). Under the supervision of the Director of General Education, Office of Institutional Effectiveness, and the Associate Provost, a random selection of SAs is extracted from Canvas, operationalized according to the assessment rubric, and then coded by trained faculty volunteers at a SA Assessment Workshop. For more information, see the June, 2021 Update on Assessment of General Education (GELO Assessment Report).
Area Learning Outcomes
GELO 1 (Content Knowledge) is comprised of the area learning outcomes, which is assessed through the biennial assessment process (this link provides additional information on the process). Trained faculty teams comprised of GEIAC members use the evaluation rubric developed by GEIAC to review the submitted assessment reports and to provide feedback to department chairs. This feedback is included with the Biennial Assessment Report feedback provided by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness. Annual assessment reports are provided below.
Effective the 2021-2022 catalog, WSU courses are a permanent part of the General Education program. WSU courses are assessed through the two processes outlined above. The two sets of ALOs/GELO 1 (e.g., SS and HU) are assessed through the biennial assessment process and GELOs 2-4 are assessed through the SA assessment process. Assessment data are provided with the annual GEIAC assessment report.
Gen Ed Assessment Templates
The Biennial Assessment Review template and the assessment rubrics can be downloaded from the Institutional Effectiveness Checklists and Templates page.
Annual Assessment Findings
GEIAC and the Office of Institutional Effectiveness work to ensure the regular assessment of all General Education courses according to their respective ALOs/GELO 1 (Content Knowledge) and to make recommendations for the improvement of General Education at Weber State University. Each spring, GEIAC submits a report summarizing the status of general education assessment.
|2019/20||Findings||April 8, 2021|
|2020 WSU Courses||Findings|
|2018/19||Findings||Nov 6, 2020|
|2016/17||Findings||Sept 13, 2018|
|2015/16||Findings||April 13, 2017|
|2014/15||Findings||April 14, 2016|
|2013/14||Findings||April 16, 2015|
|2012/13||Findings||April 17, 2014|
|2011/12||Findings||April 19, 2013|