The General Education 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 Education Program represents the core foundation upon which all academic programs are built.
General Studies Course Review
A process created to evaluate 10-12 general studies courses each semester in an ongoing five year rotation. Course reviews are submitted in LiveText by faculty, and submissions are evaluated by the General Studies Committee based on established criteria and a rubric.
Review Submission and Committee Recommendations
General Studies Student Learning Assessment
General studies assessment data is collected using the University’s assessment data management system, LiveText. Faculty are asked to assess one of the three student learning outcomes (communication, analysis, or self and cultural awareness) in a regular course assignment. Beginning in the fall of 2020, faculty will meet and evaluate student general education assignments in written and oral communication for the assessment of student learning. Assessment results will be tabulated, summarized, disseminated and discussed with faculty and administrators.
General Studies Curriculum
Upon completion of the general studies program at West Liberty, students will communicate with clarity, coherence, and persuasiveness.
Upon completion of the general studies program at West Liberty, students will apply appropriate concepts and methods to analyze, evaluate, and interpret information or texts, implementing suitable strategies to solve problems or relate analyses as appropriate.