General Education

The assessment of the UMW General Education requirements is managed by the Office of Institutional Analysis and Effectiveness (OIAE) in conjunction with the University Faculty General Education Committee. All general education requirements have  student learning outcomes that guide the teaching of the requirements. At the beginning of each academic year, OIAE circulates the general education assessment plan to all programs offering courses mapped to each requirement. The plan details the learning outcomes, assessment methods, rubrics, and list of courses to be assessed.  OIAE maintains, for each of the components, records that describe the University’s definition, goals, expected student learning outcomes, success criteria, description of assessment methods, and assessment data. At the end of the semester, assessment data are submitted to OIAE using the general education assessment results template. Finally, assessment reports are compiled by OIAE and forwarded to the University Faculty General Education Committee for review and approval.  The final reports and recommendations contained therein are distributed to all faculty for review and implementation. Below are 2011-2012 assessment reports for each of the components of the general education requirement.