The ability to accurately describe the learning which occurs on a college campus challenges many institutions of higher education. While still complex, measuring students’ abilities and skills related to discipline knowledge is often aided by the discrete and recognizable nature of the skills taught in the disciplines. Determining someone’s ability to apply a mathematical theory or make use of effective writing techniques, may be more easily accomplished than assessing the values encompassed by a General Education Program. Yet, the goals of General Education are some of the most essential aspects of a college education.
The Institutional Portfolio Process for General Education assessment has been designed to help illustrate students’ acquisition and demonstration of those vital skills addressed in the General Education Program at ISU. Information collected from the Institutional Artifact Portfolio will provide ISU faculty with specific data to address areas of strength and weakness of the current General Education curriculum.
IAP Reviewer Application