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General Education Assessment Grows, Builds Capacity

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Building Capacity at RIT: The most recent General Education (GE) Assessment Report (2014-16) describes the significant growth of RIT’s assessment practices as a prevalent theme. This is evidenced by the increasing number of students assessed at the course level (> 5,000) and the increasing number of faculty (100) participating in some aspect of the GE process. This growth continues to support RIT students’ achievement of the GE Student Learning Outcomes. Here are the latest assessment results.

Simple and Sustainable: myCourses is now being used as the primary communication method and tool for faculty participating in the GE assessment process each semester. Faculty can easily access the on demand support and resources as needed. All faculty can access resources on RIT’s GE Assessment site.

Faculty Engagement: A team of math faculty is piloting the use of common final exams to assess RIT’s GE math outcomes. The team will align the exam questions to the outcomes, work with faculty who are grading the exams, develop a method for analyzing and sharing the results, and collect faculty reflections on how the results guide changes to curriculum or pedagogy. Many thanks to: Helen Timberlake, Rebecca Dagger, Olga Tsukernik, Carrie Lahnovych, and Deana Olles.