Beginning with the 2016-17 academic year, every course in the core curriculum is assessed at least once in each academic year. Core courses offered at both the Atlanta campus and one or more Perimeter College locations (including online and off-campus sites) follow a common plan for their relevant Area learning outcome consolidated assessment plan.
In early 2019, the University System of Georgia convened a committee to draft a set of General Education Design Principles, which were approved by the Board of Regents in September 2019. In November 2019, an Implementation Committee was convened to create a new structure for the general education curriculum that reflects the new set of design principles. Updates on the progress of the committee’s work can be found here. The System-level redesign of general education/core curriculum will undoubtedly have implications for the GSU core curriculum assessment process. Until those implications are known, the current process will remain in effect through the 2020-21 academic year.
We encourage you to use the Assessment Checklist, which provides step-by-step instructions for the assessment plan, findings report, and action plan. All core assessment reports are due in Taskstream AMS on or before September 15 of each year.
Each course reports its assessment plan and findings every year. In alternate years, courses also report on analysis of findings and the corresponding action plan(s). The Core Curriculum Assessment Cycles checklist outlines the key activities and deadlines associated with the 2-year reporting cycle.
Generating and Downloading the Assessment Sampling Worksheet (via iPort)
Developing and Submitting a Robust Core Assessment Plan
Remember to attach the Sampling Worksheet
Submitting the Assessment Findings (including updated/completed Assessment Sampling Worksheet)
Remember to download, update, and re-attach the Sampling Worksheet.
Submitting the Analysis and Action Plan
Reports submitted in Findings Only years are desk-reviewed by Office of Assessment and Review (OAR) staff. Reports that include Analysis and Action Plans are peer-reviewed by 2 faculty assessment coordinators: One from Perimeter College and one from the Atlanta Campus college (AYS, CAS or COTA) for the relevant core Area. The 2 reviews are aggregated by OAR staff and published anonymously.
This 8-minute video demonstrates how to access and complete a peer-review assignment.
This 8-minute video demonstrates how to navigate Taskstream and view reports for core courses.