General Education Program Assessment


Assessment Schedule of UWSP General Education Program:

Year 1

2018-2019

GEP Assessment of Foundational Skills and Dispositions Level

The following GEP Categories were assessed in 2018-2019: Oral Communication [OC], Written Communication [WC], Quantitative Literacy [QL], and Wellness [WLN]. For more information, please refer to Year 1 Report (approved by GEC on 2/21/2020, the Common Council's approval on 3/11/2020).

Year 2

2019-2020

GEP Assessment of Human Cultures and Sciences Level – Part I: Natural Sciences [NSC] and Social Sciences [SS] Categories

The following GEP Categories were assessed in 2019-2020: Natural Sciences [NS] and Social Siences [SS]. For more information, please refer to Year 2 Report (approved by GEC on 4/16/2021, the Common Council's approval on 5/11/2021).

Year 3

2020-2021

GEP Assessment of Human Cultures and Sciences Level – Part II: Arts [ART], Historical Perspectives [HP], and Humanities [HU] Categories

The following GEP Categories were assessed in 2020-2021: Arts [ART], Historical Perspectives [HP], and Humanities [HU]. For more information, please refer to Year 3 Report (approved by GEC on 10/07/2022, the Common Council's approval on 10/29/2022).

Year 4

2021-2022

GEP Assessment of Double-Category Courses for the Human Cultures and Sciences & Social and Environmental Responsibility Levels

The list of the Double-Category Courses in the Investigation Level (78 courses based on the current catalog) 
See 2021-2022 GEP Assessment Course Portfolio Template.docx for course portfolio requirements.

For more information, please refer to Year 4 Report​ (approved by GEC on 05/05/2023, the Common Council's approval is pending).

Year 5

2022-2023

GEP Assessment of Social and Environmental Responsibility Level: U.S. Diversity [USD], Global Awareness [GA], and Environmental Responsibility [ER] Categories

Please refer to the GEP Course Portfolio Checklist.pdf & 2022-2023 GEP Assessment Course Portfolio Template.docx to prepare a course portfolio meeting the GEP requirements. 
 
Submission of all GEP course portfolios is in Microsoft Teams - GEP Assessments - Course Portfolio
 
Helpful Handout - Spirit of GEP Learning Outcomes - prepared by CITL to help instructors align their courses and learning activities with the GEP Category Learning Outcomes by suggesting possible assessment actions/ 'verbs', assessment instruments/ assignments, and assessment methods​.​​

Year 6

2023-2024
GEP Assessment ​Reflection Year

Use ​2024-2025 GEP Assessment Course Portfolio Template.docx to prepare a course portfolio meeting the GEP requirements for Round III of the GEP Assessment.

GEP Assessment at UWSP (Canvas Course) - This course has enabled open enrollment. Students can self-enroll in the course once you share with them this URL: https://uwstp.instructure.com/enroll/3C7DDX​ ​ 

Round III

​​Year 1
2024-2025
​Round III of the GEP Assessment - Foundation Level
Critical Thinking (CT), Written Communication (WC), Qualitative Literary (QL), and Wellness (WL)

Use this template to guide your preparation of the portfolios - 2024-2025 GEP Assessment Course Portfolio Template.docx
Submission of all GEP course portfolios is in Microsoft Teams - GEP Assessments - Course Portfolio


The general procedures and assessment plan for GEP are described in University Handbook, Chapter 7, Section 2 - Assessment.​

 Best Practices in GEP Assessment

Sample Course Portfolios

Foundation Level: ​

Investigation Level: 


 2022-2023 Social and Environmental Responsibility Level

​Materials for 2022-2023 Social and Environmental Responsibility Level

Professional Development Workshops: 


 2021-2022 Investigation Level, Part III

​Materials for 2021-2022 Investigation Level, Part III - Double-Category Courses 

Professional Development Workshops: 

 2020-2021 Investigation Level, Part II

Materials for 2020-2021 Investigation Level, Part II - Arts, Historical Perspectives, and Humanities 

Professional Development Workshops: 


 2019-2020 Investigation Level, Part I

Materials for 2019-2020 Investigation Level, Part I - Natural and Social Sciences

Professional Development Workshops: 
  • GEP Assessment Workshop on 8/27/2019, ALB 650
Video Explanation of how to submit your course portfolios in Campus Labs: 

 


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For further questions about the GEP Assessment, please contact the Assessment Coordinator: 

Vera Klekovkina
Assessment Coordinator
Phone: (715) 346-3232
Email: vklekovk@uwsp.edu