Assessment of the Liberal Education (LE) Core evaluates how well students meet the Liberal Education Learning Outcomes and uses the results to create continuous improvement in teaching and learning.
As assigned by department chairs or program directors, instructors teaching courses in the LE Core gather data on a schedule that requires that 25% of sections in a multi-section course be evaluated each year, that single section courses are evaluated at least once in a four year cycle, and that all faculty teaching in the LE program participate in gathering data during the four year cycle. Data is submitted to University Assessment via an electronic form (eform). Each January in consultation with faculty and instructional academic staff, chairs and program directors complete a summary eform analyzing and drawing conclusions from all LE data gathered in the previous academic year. Departments and programs account for their assessment and improvement of teaching and learning in the LE Core as part of their seven-year program review.
LE assessment data is displayed in a Dashboard accessible to the campus community. The data is reviewed each year by the University Assessment Committee and the University Liberal Education Committee. It will be used to inform the revision of LE rubrics and the overall review of the LE core.