Academic Assessment

General Education Assessment

The General Education Core Curriculum at UMKC is designed to provide knowledge and skills that are important for all students.  More information about the General Education Core is available here.

Assessment in General Education consists of course-embedded assessments, standardized instruments, and student surveys/reflections. General education assessment is coordinated by the University Assessment Committee, the Director of Assessment, and the General Education Curriculum Committee, but is conducted primarily by faculty who teach the General Education courses. The General Education Assessment Reports can be located here.

In addition to direct assessment of student artifacts, UMKC utilizes several indirect measures to evaluate students' perceptions of their achievement of general education learning outcomes. These measures include the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and the Senior Survey. The UMKC Office of Institutional Research and Planning administers these surveys and reports the results to support institutional decision making.

The full plan for assessing General Education is outlined in the following document: UMKC General Education Assessment Plan. A table that shows the relationships between the Missouri Department of Higher Education state level goals and UMKC's General Education learning outcomes is included here: MDHE Crosswalk.