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General Education Assessment Plan

In March of 2010, the Provost charged the General Education Assessment Task Force (GEATF) with developing a new five-year assessment plan designed to enhance student attainment of the FGCU general education competencies. The GEATF completed its charge in September of 2010. The General Education Assessment Plan is available for download below, along with an updated list of General Education Competencies, and links to annual assessment reports.


Periodic Program Review

As part of FGCU's commitment to continual improvement, the General Education Program undergoes a systematic review and evaluation once every seven years.  This periodic review judges performance of the program against benchmarks set by the state of Florida’s Board of Governors, the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS-COC), and the FGCU General Education Council.


The University Conversation on General Education 

In the spring of 2006, the General Education Council hosted The University Conversation on General Education,in which students, faculty, staff, and community members participated in two forums to share their thoughts and ideas about the FGCU General Education Program.  The results of these forums were analyzed to identify a set of common issues, beliefs and goals, to help the Council make effective and broadly supported recommendations for improving the program.

Copies of the full report and appendices may be downloaded here:

University Conversation on General Education 2006 Report [.pdf - 56 KB]
Appendix A - Gen Ed Conversation Flyer [.pdf - 16 KB]
Appendix B - Summary of Group Feedback [.pdf - 116 KB]
Appendix C - Summary of Individual Participant Written Feedback [.pdf - 82 KB]
Appendix D - Emerging Themes Drawn from Appendix B and C [.pdf - 78 KB]


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