Graduate General Education Survey
One of the ways in which UW-Platteville assesses its general education program is through an online survey of graduating seniors. Each semester, all graduating seniors are asked to fill out an online survey that measures their opinions about general education. The survey lists each of the student learning outcomes for each of the competencies and liberal studies areas within general education, and it asks the graduating seniors to rank, on a scale of 1 (strongly disagree) to 5 (strongly agree), whether or not they believe those outcomes were met in their general education courses.
The results of this survey have already led to improvements in the general education program. For example, beginning in fall 2006, the University Undergraduate Curriculum Commission requires all syllabi of general education courses include the relevant student learning outcomes. In addition, instructors are encouraged to briefly explain, on the first day of class, the value of general education and the value of the relevant competency or liberal studies area.