General Education Goals and Assessment Process

Evaluation Committees: Charge and Members

In October 1999, Provost Shulenburger appointed two committees: one to review the goals and the other to review the assessment process.

General Education Goals Committee Charge

To examine the eleven goals of general education to determine:

  • Do the goals still represent the knowledge and skills students should learn as a result of general education?
  • Do the goals still reflect the curricular means to achieve these goals?
  • Do the goals include the current methods of assessing goal attainment? More specifically,
  • Should a goal specific to science and technology be added?
  • Are goals too ambiguous to be meaningful?
  • Should goals be more widely disseminated among students, faculty, community, etc. to be valuable and influential? Tied to course content, syllabi, objectives, etc.?

General Education Goals Committee Members

Chair: Don Worster

Bob Basow Pete Casagrande Kori Green Pok Chi Lau Mehrangiz Najafizadeh Dorthy Pennington Cindy Pierard Barbara Schowen
Shari Sokol Mike Swann Kathryn Tuttle Susan Twombly Fred Van Vleck Diana Carlin, ex officio Kathleen McCluskey-Fawcett, ex officio Christine Keller-Wolff, staff

General Education Assessment Process Committee Charge

To evaluate how well the current general education assessment process is achieving the following stated goals.

  • To provide empirical evidence of the extent to which students are achieving a common set of educational goals.
  • To provide evidence to the citizens of Kansas that state funds are being used wisely.
  • To provide information needed to strengthen and improve the undergraduate experience at the University of Kansas.
  • To provide a two-way flow of communication that will enhance the relationship between the university and its constituencies.

General Education Assessment Process Committee Members

Chair: Jeff Aub

Sandra Albrecht George McCleary Fred Rodriguez Alice Lieberman
Jim Rowland Paul Schumaker Diana Carlin, ex officio Carrie Towns, staff
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