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General Education: Assessment of Student Learning
General Education is the component of the undergraduate curriculum devoted to those areas of knowledge, methods of inquiry, and ideas that the University and scholarly community believe are common to well-educated persons. General Education provides a foundation for future learning.
The generally well-educated student will demonstrate;
- broad knowledge and understanding of the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities;
- an ability to analyze, think critically, and form reasoned conclusions;
- competence in communicating his or her views and ideas clearly and cogently;
- an understanding of the methods by which people pursue knowledge
- an understanding of differences and relative power among peoples, both in the United States and across the globe.
- knowledge of the principles of wellness for living a healthy and fit life, both physically and mentally.
- Higher Learning Commission Statement
- Four Step Model
- Memo to Department Chairs (Untagged PDF)
- Plan for Assessment of Student Learning in General Education at Western Illinois University