General Education

The Office of Institutional Analysis and Effectiveness (OIAE) manages the assessment of the UMW General Education requirements 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 2020-21 Gen Ed Assessment Plan to 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 records that describe the University’s definition, goals, expected student learning outcomes, success criteria, description of assessment methods, and assessment data for each General Education component. At the end of the semester, faculty submit assessment data to OIAE using the General Education results template. Finally, OIAE complies assessment reports yearly and forwards them to the University Faculty General Education Committee for review and approval.

Click here for the Assessment Calendar 2020-21. This will be the first year that the new General Education Program will be assessed.