General Education Assessment Data
The Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP) is the standardized, nationally normed assessment program from ACT that enables postsecondary institutions to assess, evaluate, and enhance student learning outcomes and general education program outcomes.
(Fall 2008, Spring 2009, July 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, May 2010, July 2010, Fall 2010 Results)
In order for students to conceptualize the integration of disciplines within the liberal arts perspective and to utilize the knowledge and skills emphasized in the General Education program, EPS courses incorporate knowledge, concepts, and philosophies across various disciplines by examining a topic of interest pertinent to today’s citizens. Students from a variety of majors come together in each course bringing the perspectives advanced in their majors to the discussions
and assignments. Assessment of the four goals of the General Education Program are assessed in each EPS course by faculty and students.
The Graduating Student Survey is administered to all approved graduation candidates and is mailed to candidates approximately mid-semester of their term of completion. It is included with their informational packet regarding the graduation ceremony and procedures. Because the survey is optional, the response rate is typically about 50-60%.
The survey was originally created for institutional assessment purposes and captured essential data such as demographics, evaluation of campus services, and perceptions of individuals’ abilities. Recent requirements by the Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA) have expanded the survey to include additional questions relating to the students’ future plans.