General Education Assessment

An integral part of Suffolk County Community College’s academic assessment initiatives is the assessment of general education courses. Suffolk County Community College has routinely assessed the ten State University of New York General Education Learning Outcomes and the two infused competencies on a rotating basis. A Faculty Coordinator of General Education Assessment works with faculty members to perform learning outcomes assessments in designated General Education courses.

More information on Suffolk’s general education assessment initiatives can be found by using the menu provided on the left side of this page. Materials are posted on an ongoing basis.

HIS103: Foundations of American History

HIS102: Western Civilization II
-   Assessment Report 1
-   Assessment Report 2

MAT111:  Algebra II

CIN114: Introduction to Film Analysis
CIN156: The Documentary
MUS131: Guitar Ensemble
MUS132: College Orchestra
MUS135: College Choir

BIO101: Principles of Biology
-   Assessment Report 1

POL105: American National Politics and Government
-   Assessment Report 1

SPN102: Elementary Spanish II
-   Assessment Report 1
-   Assessment Report 2

*General Education Assessment Reports Before Academic Year 2012-2013 are housed at the Ammerman Campus Library at Suffolk County Community College

2012-2013

Social Sciences
American History
Western Civilization
The Arts
Other World Civilizations

   

2016-2017

Basic Communication (oral)
Western Civilization
Foreign Languages
Social Sciences

2013-2014

Basic Communication (oral)
Natural Sciences
Foreign Languages

2017-2018

Basic Communication (written)
Natural Sciences
Humanities
Information Management

   

2014-2015

Basic Communication (written)
Humanities
Information Management

2018-2019

American History
Mathematics
The Arts
Other World Civilizations

   

2015-2016

American History
Mathematics
The Arts
Other World Civilizations

2019-2020

Basic Communication (oral)
Western Civilization
Foreign Languages
Social Sciences

The infused competency of Critical Thinking will be assessed as a component of each area assessment.

SUNY Requirements for General Education Assessment

  • Each campus with one or more general education curricula shall develop and implement a plan for the periodic evaluation of these curricula that meets or exceeds the standards of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.      
  • At minimum, the plan shall indicate how the campus will assess student achievement of the student learning outcomes associated with the SUNY General Education Requirement and use the results to inform planning for improvement.      

The student learning outcomes are in Guidelines for the Approval of State University General Education Requirement Courses.

SUNY General Education Student Learning Outcomes

From SUNY Assessment Procedure, Doc # 1151, July 1, 2010
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Middle States College and Higher Education (MSCHE) Requirements       

MSCHE Standard 12—General Education       

  • assessment of general education outcomes within the institution’s overall plan for assessing student learning, and evidence that such assessment results are utilized for curricular improvement

MSCHE Standard 14—Assessment of Student Learning       

  • useful     
  • cost-effective     
  • reasonably accurate and truthful     
  • carefully planned and organized     
  • systematic     
  • sustained

    * From MSCHE, Characteristics of EXCELLENCE in Higher Education: Requirements of Affiliation and
      Standards for Accreditation, Revised March 2009, Online Edition