Institute Goals: 2021 Institute on General Education and Assessment

To advance general education reform on campuses, teams will work to

  • learn how to define broad, yet highly-engaging, essential learning outcomes for general education while navigating governance challenges commonly associated with state- and system-mandated requirements;
  • develop evidence-based theory-to-practice models that connect research and scholarship with effective approaches to developing courses, curricula, and pedagogies that engage all students’ self-agency in high-impact learning experiences;
  • identify strategies and practices for successful implementation of curricular/cocurricular change that reflect intercultural awareness within and beyond the campus and attend to shifting student demographics, transfer challenges, and inclusive standards for student success;
  • implement meaningful course-embedded assessment strategies that are authentic, produce useful data that can be widely communicated, and lead to cross-discipline and campus programmatic change;
  • create a plan for action for team members to implement new general education reform and assessment strategies  that align institutional goals of teaching and learning with considerations related to the “whole” student and long-term transformation.