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General Education Program

General Education Program

Program Assessment


The 2015-2020 General Education Assessment Plan

During the 2014-2015 academic year, in concert with faculty and staff, the Director of General Education and faculty representatives on FGCU's Competency Assessment Advisory Team (see below) and General Education Council developed the 2015-2020 General Education Program Assessment Plan. Over the course of five years, student attainment of each General Education Competency will be assessed twice, with a focus on campus-wide efforts to act on assessment results in ways that lead to FGCU's demonstration of student progress.  The 2015-2020 General Education Assessment Plan is available for download below, along with an updated list of General Education Competencies:


Competency Assessment Advisory Team (CAAT)

Member General Education Subject Area Term Ends
Farshad Aminian-Tankei Humanities 2019
Nick Bianco Mathematics 2017
Greg Boyce Natural Sciences 2019
Rachel Campbell (ex-officio, voting) General Education Council Chair ---
Anna Carlin Library 2019
Silvia Guerrero Academic Advising 2019
Nairruti Jani Social Sciences 2019
Joyce LaOrden Communication 2017
Eric Otto (ex-officio, non-voting) Director of General Education ---
Angel Taylor Communication 2017
Kristine Tullo Humanities 2019

The 2010-2015 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 2006 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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