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Assessment of the Forester Fundamental Curriculum

Assessing the General Education Curriculum is one of the key tasks of the Assessment Committee. Our Forester Fundamental Curriculum is based ultimately on our Mission Statement.

For our current upperclass students, completion of the Historic General Education Curriculum will continue to be required. This Historic GEC is described here

For classes of First Year students entering in Fall 2018, the College is transitioning to a new Forester Fundamental Curriculum, which is described here.  This new FFC will apply to incoming transfer students beginning in Fall 2019, as well as all incoming students from then on. 

To assess the Learning Goals for Writing and Speaking, Cultural Diversity and Experiential Learning in this curriculum, the Assessment Committee has written the rubrics visible in the sidebar to the right. The committee will collect samples of student works in the appropriate format for the learning goal being assessed, and evaluate them against these rubrics. 

The calendar for this assessment scheme is as follows:

  • 2021-22 Collect reflections from Experiential Learning activities. Assess samples for Cultural Diversity outcomes.
  • 2022-23 Collect samples from courses tagged Global Perspectives. Assess samples for Experiential Learning outcomes.
  • 2023-24 Collect samples for Critical Thinking. Assess samples for Global Perspectives outcomes; assess distribution requirement
  • 2024-25 Collect samples from courses tagged Writing Intensive. Assess samples for Critical Thinking outcomes.
  • 2025-26 Collect samples from courses tagged Speaking Intensive. Assess samples for Writing Intensive outcomes.
  • 2026-27 Collect samples from courses tagged Cultural Diversity. Assess samples for Speaking Intensive outcomes.

Rubrics for GEC Assessment 2018 and later