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General Education Assessment

Faculty Senate Policies

General Education at Binghamton University is assessed according to the legislation of the Faculty Senate. For the most recent revision approved by the Faculty Senate, please see the Policy on the assessment of General Education and procedures for assessment of General Education. Revisions approved by the Faculty Senate on May 6, 2014. (PDF)

Learning Outcomes for General Education

General Education learning outcomes (revised May 6, 2015) (PDF format)

Assessment Process

Prior to the 2018-19 academic year, General Education assessment was based on the periodic collection of course portfolios, a process facilitated by the Provost's Office. 

For 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21, we are using a survey-based assessment process rather than collecting course portfolios. 


The following reports have been prepared by the University Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, based on a review of the submitted course portfolios:


Following is a schedule indicating the categories which will be assessed: 


Surveys have been submitted for the following categories; reports based on these surveys are in process.
Foreign Language
Laboratory Science

2019-20 and 2020-21

We are in the process of surveying the following categories.

Social Science


Global Interdependencies
Physical Activity/Wellness


Critical Thinking
Pluralism in the U.S.
Oral Communication


Last Updated: 11/11/20