General Education Assessment

Method of Data Collection and Analysis

Arkansas Tech University faculty submit general education outcomes data into the Banner student information system at the end of each semester. This system houses all CPGE outcome data and is set up according to each department’s scoring system. Each department’s data was exported through the Argos Reporting System by the Assessment Specialist for analysis.

Each department has a unique scoring system for each general education outcome. In some instances, classes within a department have differing scoring systems for the same general education outcome and in many cases the scoring system changed over the many years of data collection. Assignments and questions on assignments are mapped to the outcome being measured. For the purpose of this report, the data was systematically analyzed by program, semester, and course, compiling all data into “Pass” and “Fail” categories.

Results Summary

The following table shows the overall passing rate of all students assessed by learning outcome. 

GE Student Learning Outcomes Programs Assessing Total Number of Students Students Who Passed Overall Passing Rate
Demonstrate Knowledge of Arts & Humanities 6 26,410 23,963 91%
Communicate Effectively 9 93,175 81,085 87%
Develop Ethical Perspectives 10 46,508 39,418 85%
Think Critically 17 109,360 89,415 82%
Apply Scientific Reasoning 10 81,476 62,581 77%
Apply Quantitative Reasoning 4 10,692 8,029 75%

 

Results by College

The following tables show results by college and learning outcome.

Arts and Humanities Programs Assessing Total Number of Students Students Who Passed Overall Passing Rate
Demonstrate Knowledge of Arts & Humanities 5 25231 22856 91%
Apply Quantitative Reasoning 2 2349 2096 89%
Communicate Effectively 8 93000 80918 87%
Develop Ethical Perspectives 10 46508 39418 85%
Think Critically 11 81107 68609 85%
Apply Scientific Reasoning 5 11564 8960 77%

  

Engineering & Applied Sciences

Programs Assessing

Total Number of Students

Students Who Passed

Overall Passing Rate

Communicate Effectively 1 175 167 95%
Think Critically 1 557 529 95%
Apply Quantitative Reasoning 1 921 86860 93%
Demonstrate Knowledge of Arts & Humanities 0      
Apply Scientific Reasoning 0      
Develop Ethical Perspectives 0      

 

Natural & Health Sciences Programs Assessing Total Number of Students Students Who Passed Overall Passing Rate
Demonstrate Knowledge of Arts & Humanities 1 1179 1107 94%
Apply Scientific Reasoning 5 69912 53621 77%
Think Critically 5 27696 20277 73%
Apply Quantitative Reasoning 1 7422 5073 68%
Communicate Effectively 0      
Develop Ethical Perspectives 0      

 

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