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Taking the True Measure of a Liberal Education

Subject: assessment
Date: 2008-05-20
Stanley Katz writing in the Chronicle of Higher Education on the challenge of assessing GE, with references to the National Survey of Student Engagement and to the Collegiate Learning Assessment, both widely in use in the CSU.  From the article:  "If we are to have meaningful assessment, we shall need to assess something more precise than 'liberal education' and broader than student performance in courses.  The courage and capacity to assess is dependent upon institutions’ doing something other than putting the pea under a different shell. Defining what we want to assess  as a general, or liberal, education is the real issue, and resolving it will take massive reimagination."
Stanley-Katz-re-GE-assessment.pdf Stanley-Katz-re-GE-assessment.pdf

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