ERIC Number: ED367275
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
General Education Assessment: Grappling with Godzilla.
Smith, Edward D.
This paper describes a higher education assessment process of the general education program at Longwood College, Virginia. A list of the attributes of a good general education program is presented. This is followed by a description of Longwood College's assessment methodology starting with the development of a list of goals that were considered as defining general education. Finally, an explanation of the curriculum-embedded assessment program used in developing a new General Education Course Survey is briefly reviewed ending with a description of how the process has benefitted the school and faculty in reaching its general education goals. The appendix, comprising nearly the entire paper, contains: (1) lists of the general education goals and general education criteria at Longwood College, (2) a copy of the school's Course Criteria Survey, (3) various charts and graphs resulting from the assessment process, and (4) a list of the assessment-driven changes related to general education at Longwood. (GLR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Longwood College VA; Virginia
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Virginia Assessment Group (7th, Richmond, VA, November 11-12, 1993).