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
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.