For each General Education category, rubrics have been developed by the General Education Faculty Boards (Development of the Assessment for UMD General Education, 2012-2015), supported by the Office of Undergraduate Studies and the Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment with the course instructors upon review of the AAC&U VALUE rubrics and according to standards determined by the Faculty Boards for student performance in the General Education courses. The rubrics define the standards for student performance in General Education courses at the University of Maryland. The rubrics are designed to be a tool to support Assessment of General Education.
To complete the General Education Assessment please see these instructions that involve using ELMS to collect assessment data: Instructions for General Education Assessment
Each semester faculty teaching a General Education course will be invited to sessions on assessment hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Studies.
Each General Education category is grounded in a set of learning outcomes. The learning outcomes serve as the basis for design of general education courses and guide the assessment of student learning.
This assessment approach is a criterion-based assessment that aims to integrate the assessment process with the normal practices of teaching and curriculum development, and to articulate the criteria important for meeting General Education learning outcomes. The Assessment Planning Team that serves to oversee and support the assessment includes the following: from the Office of Undergraduate Studies, Associate Provost and Dean William A. Cohen, Associate Dean Douglas Roberts, Associate Dean Cynthia Kay Stevens, Assistant Dean Ann C. Smith; from the Office of Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment, Assistant Vice President Sharon A. La Voy; from the Teaching and Learning Transformation Center, Associate Provost of Learning Initiatives Ben Bederson; and from the Division of Information Technology, Executive Director, Academic Technology & Innovation Marcio A. Oliveira.
About the General Education rubrics:
For more information please contact the General Education, Office of Undergraduate Studies.