Liberal Arts Core Assessment Project

The UNC Office of Assessment and Assessment Faculty Fellows are collaborating with the UNC Liberal Arts Council (the body that oversees the UNC general education program) on a project to develop and pilot an assessment plan of the UNC Liberal Arts Core (the general education program).

The UNC Liberal Arts Council initiated a process in 2016 to reform the UNC Liberal Arts Core (LAC). The Council prioritized improving learning outcomes assessment of the LAC program as a goal.  Working in consultation with the Liberal Arts Council and the Liberal Arts Council Assessment Ad Hoc Committee, the Faculty Assessment Fellows and Assessment Office staff were charged to 1) conduct a study to understand how student learning outcomes are assessed in LAC courses and 2) to design and implement a pilot learning outcomes assessment plan for the LAC program.

During the 2016-2017 academic year, the Faculty Assessment Fellows and Assessment Office staff conducted a project 1) to gather information about how student learning is currently assessed in the UNC LAC program and 2) to identify the types of assessment methods used nationally to assess student learning in GE. The findings from the project will be used to develop and pilot an assessment plan for the LAC program in the 2017-2018 academic year.

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Project Reports

Investigation to Understand the Assessment of Critical Thinking in UNC's Liberal Arts Core, Spring 2017.