Annual assessment reports are due September 15, 2017
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In 1999, the Assessment Council appointed a sub-committee to focus on general education assessment. The Committee for the Assessment of General Education (CAGE) consists of six faculty members from a variety of disciplines and colleges. Since 2000, CAGE has been collecting and assessing portfolios of student artifacts on a three-year rotating cycle, covering areas including critical thinking, written communication, diversity, scientific reasoning, and math problem solving.
CAGE is charged with developing and implementing a plan for assessing general education. CAGE has adopted a holistic approach to assessing general education with the philosophy that the effectiveness of the general education program should be demonstrated across the curriculum and not only in general education-designated courses.
The structure of the Committee for the Assessment of General Education is designed to incorporate representatives from a variety of disciplines and colleges to facilitate clear communication and cooperation on general education initiatives and assessment.
Voting Membership of CAGE shall include a faculty member appointed by the respective Associate Dean for Instruction from each of the following academic colleges:
University Assessment & Testing (UAT) will provide Associate Deans lists of faculty assessment coordinators from which to potentially select replacement members.
Non-voting membership of CAGE shall include at least one assessment representative from University Assessment and Testing (UAT): either the Director or the Assistant Director of Assessment and Analysis.
All members should commit to a three-year term. Terms are renewable. Terms are staggered (to help retain institutional knowledge) such that only two voting members come up for re-appointment each year. The staggered term endings repeat every three years as follows:
|Year One (starting 2017-18)||CASNR & COE|
|Year Two||CAS & CEAT|
|Year Three||COHS & SSB|
The CAGE Chair shall be selected from the voting membership at the beginning of the academic year. A committee member must serve on CAGE for at least one year before being considered for the chair. Chair terms are renewable. The primary responsibilities of the chair are to convene and preside over regular CAGE meetings and attend Assessment and Academic Improvement Council (AAIC) meetings as the CAGE representative. The chair will work with the UAT representative to organize materials for the meeting agendas. The chair will also assist the UAT Director with communication of assessment results to stakeholders.
General Education Advisory Council (GEAC) Attendance
To facilitate information sharing with the General Education Advisory Council (GEAC), a voting CAGE member will attend GEAC meetings. GEAC attendance will rotate annually amongst voting CAGE members according to the following schedule, repeating every six years:
|Year One (starting 2017-18)||CASNR|