The General Studies Program at West Liberty University promotes student success by providing undergraduates with the knowledge and skills needed to become successful graduates, critical thinkers, and life-long learners. While all programs have their own objectives, the General Studies Program represents the core foundation upon which all academic programs are built.
GENERAL STUDIES REVIEW
A new process for the review of courses in the general studies program was established in November 2015 by the Provost. Approximately 10-12 courses will be reviewed each year, and every course will be reviewed at least once every five years. The General Studies Assessment Committee will review each course based on established criteria and use a rubric developed by the committee to evaluate and provide recommendations. The General Studies Assessment Committee is requiring that reviews (see best example) be submitted via LiveText.
Submissions proposing the addition of a course to the general studies program are to include a completed Curriculum Committee form CC-4A and syllabi from all course sections, and GS Curriculum Committee forms CC-4B and CC-4C may be required. All other Curriculum Committee forms can be accessed on the Office of the Provost website.
West Liberty’s faculty developed rubrics (writing, oral communication, analysis, self and cultural awareness) for the assessment of general studies. These rubrics are implemented into the University Assessment Data Management System, LiveText, and data is being collected each semester. (See faculty handout for editing and assessing LiveText assignments.)
General Studies (GS) student learning outcomes (SLO) are shown here along with the corresponding rubric and GS courses that align to each outcome.