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The on-going assessment of the General Education program is one of the primary responsibilities of the General Education Committee, as mandated by the CSU Chancellor's Executive Order (EO) 1100. Campus faculty have the primary responsiblity for developing and revising the GE program and this includes (1) "periodically reviewing approved courses to ensure that they remain responsive to the essential learning outcomes framework identified in section 3.2" (i.e., the LEAP framework) and (2) "using evidence of student attainment of learning outcomes to inform the ongoing design fo the General Education curriculum and instruction."

Assessment in the General Education program follows an alignment matrix demonstrating how the GEPSLOs are assessed within each GE criteria area.

GE Area Requirements:

Area A: Basic Skills

  • A1: Oral Communication
  • A2: Written Communication
  • A3: Critical Thinking

Area B: Mathematics and Natural Sciences 

  • B1: Physical Science
  • B2: Life Science
  • B3: Laboratory
  • B4: Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning
  • BB: Upper Division Science and/or Mathematics

Area C: Arts and Humanities 

  • C1: Arts
  • C2: Humanities
  • C3: Arts and/or Humanities
  • CC: Upper Division Arts or Humanities

Area D: Social Sciences 

  • Dh: US History
  • Dc: US Constitution
  • Dg: US Government
  • D: Discipline Specific or Second Interdisciplinary Social Science
  • DD: Upper Division Social Science

Area E: Lifelong Learning and Information Literacy


GE Assessment Schedule
Cycle GEPSLOs Schedule
GE Areas  C & D

2: Compare and contrast relationships
6: Think critically and analytically
8: Describe the importance of diverse experiences

AY 2021-2022

GE Area B

1: Describe and/or apply principles and methods necessary to understand the physical and natural world
5: Find, evaluate, and use authoritative and/or scholarly information
7: Apply numerical/mathematical concepts in order to illustrate fundamental concepts

AY 2019-2020
GE Areas A & E
3: Communicate effectively in writing
4: Use oral communication effectively
9: Apply knowledge gained from courses in different disciplines
AY 2020-2021