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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Office of Institutional Planning, Research and Assessment

GE Category 12 Rubric

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/assessment/gened/GEAssessCat12.html

Category 12: First Year Experience

Goal: To promote further development of student success skills, such as  reading, writing, and speaking; help students gain intellectual confidence; build in the expectation of academic success; and to provide assistance in making the transition to the University.

Objectives/Outcomes:
Following the Completion of Category 12 of the General Education Program, students can:
1. Experience higher personal expectation of his/her ability to meaningfully participate in academic life.
2. Define and give examples of critical thinking.
3. Interact  with other students regarding academic matters.
4. Affirm that careful thinking is an important aspect of the educational process.
5. Make a comfortable transition to college life.

Population:

Sample sections of Category 12 general education courses

Who does the Assessment?

Category 12 Course Instructor's Assessment Group

Assessment Rubric for O/O #1: Experience higher personal expectation of his/her ability to meaningfully participate in academic life.

1 Student can identify personal expectations of his or her performance in academic life.
2 Student can identify his or her expectations for performance and relate them to his or her participation in academic life.

Level of Mastery
For year 1, baseline data will be gathered

Assessment Rubric for O/O #2: Define and give examples of critical thinking.

1 Student can define critical thinking.
2 Student can explain critical thinking.
3 Student can give examples of critical thinking.

Level of Mastery
For year 1, baseline data will be gathered

Assessment Rubric for O/O #3: Interact  with other students regarding academic matters.

Yes No Outcome
Student can interact with other students regarding academic matters.

Level of Mastery
For year 1, baseline data will be gathered

Assessment Rubric for O/O #4: Affirm that careful thinking is an important aspect of the educational process.

Yes No Outcome
Student can affirm ways in which careful thinking is an important aspect of the educational process.

Level of Mastery
For year 1, baseline data will be gathered

Assessment Rubric for O/O #5: Make a comfortable transition to college life.

Yes No Outcome
Student feels comfortable in college.

Level of Mastery
For year 1, baseline data will be gathered