General Education Assessment
In Spring, 2010, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater governance bodies endorsed the LEAP initiative (Liberal Education & America's Promise) from the Association of American Colleges & Universities as a way to define the baccalaureate learning outcomes for all UW-Whitewater students. LEAP includes a list of Essential Learning Outcomes that all students should achieve, beginning in the general education curriculum and continuing at deeper levels through each student's major and minor.
Outcomes provide a framework for assessing student
achievement in general education and beyond.
LEAP also provides a full set of assessment rubrics that correspond to the Essential Learning Outcomes. The rubrics are a product of the AAC&U VALUE project: Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education.
The VALUE Rubrics:
Assessment rubrics are also being created on our own campus, and these can be excellent resources as assessment tools and to stimulate discussion about teaching and learning at UW-Whitewater.