General Education Assessment

Overall General Education: Standardized Exams

ETS Proficiency Profile (critical thinking, reading, writing, and math)

http://www.ets.org/iskills/about

Collegiate Learning Assessment (CT & WC)

http://www.collegiatelearningassessment.org/index.html

Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (reading, writing skills, writing essay, math, science, critical thinking)

http://www.act.org/caap/

Socially Responsible Leadership Scale

This survey focuses on behaviors rather than personality. It has 7 subscales at 3 different levels.

  1. Individual level: consciousness of self, congruence, commitment
  2. Group level: Common purpose, collaboration, controversy with civility
  3. Societal level: Citizenship

This could be useful for Diversity and Power in the U.S., Collaborative Leadership, and/or engaged citizenship overall.

http://www.srlsonline.org/scmlevelsandvalues.html

Areas of Engagement

Arts (see p. 18-19) Fine Arts Rubric on p. 18http://www.csub.edu/TLC/options/resources/handouts/Rubric_Packet_Jan06.pdf

Civic Engagement (VALUE) VALUE Rubric: Civic Engagementhttp://www.aacu.org/value/rubrics/civicengagement.cfm

More rubrics can be found at opened practices. Select All Resource Types, All Contributors, and for AAC&U Outcomes, select Civic Knowledge & Engagementhttp://openedpractices.org/resources

Diversity and Power in the U.S. Miville-Guzman Universality-Diversity Scale – scale that measures attitudes, cognitions, and behaviors regarding diversityhttp://www.liberalarts.wabash.edu/study-instruments/#mguds

Ethics and Values Inquiry VALUE Rubric: Ethical reasoninghttp://www.aacu.org/value/rubrics/ethicalreasoning.cfm

Ethical Considerations Rubric
http://openedpractices.org/resource/ethical-consideration-rubric

Scoring elements for ethical decision making, ethical practice, and other ethics-related outcomes collected from rubrics and analytical writings http://openedpractices.org/resource/collection-scoring-elements-ethics-rubrics

More rubrics can be found at opened practices. Select All Resource Types, All Contributors, and for AAC&U Outcomes, select Ethical Reasoning & Action
http://openedpractices.org/resources

Global Perspectives

Historical Perspectives

Scientific Reasoning
3 example rubrics for liberal studies: scientific reasoning. One is for a lab assignment, one geared toward a scientific paper based on other research, and one more general (probably aimed at a research paper)http://www4.nau.edu/assessment/assessment/liberal/documents/Sci_Reason_rubric.pdf

Scientific Reasoning University of South Carolina’s rubric for sciencehttp://ipr.sc.edu/effectiveness/assessment/criteria/science.htm

Embedded Skills

Collaborative Leadership VALUE Rubric: Teamworkhttp://www.aacu.org/value/rubrics/Teamwork.cfm

Instructional Rubric for Teamwork
http://openedpractices.org/resource/instructional-rubric-teamwork

More rubrics can be found at opened practices. Select All Resource Types, All Contributors, and for AAC&U Outcomes, select Teamwork
http://openedpractices.org/resources

Critical Thinking General Education Critical Thinking Rubric, Northeastern Illinois Universityhttp://www.neiu.edu/~neassess/pdf/CriThinkRoger-long.pdf

General Education Critical Thinking Rubric, Northeastern Illinois University (Short Version)http://www.neiu.edu/~neassess/pdf/CriThinkRoger-short.pdf

Example Rubric for Liberal Studies – Student Learning Outcomes in Critical Thinking, Northern Arizona Universityhttp://www4.nau.edu/assessment/assessment/liberal/documents/Critical_Thinking_rubrics.pdf

VALUE Rubric: Critical Thinking
http://www.aacu.org/value/rubrics/CriticalThinking.cfm

Information Literacy Test at James Madison University (items not available) http://www.jmu.edu/gened/info_lit_general.shtml

VALUE Rubric: Information Literacy
http://www.aacu.org/value/rubrics/InformationLiteracy.cfm

Rubrics for Assessing Information Competence in the California State Universityhttp://openedpractices.org/files/Info%20lit%20rubric%20CUS%20system%20libraries.pdf

Interview script/questionnaire for CSU Information Competencehttp://openedpractices.org/files/CSU%20Information%20Competence.pdf

Association of College and Research Libraries: Information Literacy Scoring Rubrichttp://openedpractices.org/files/ACRL%20info%20lit%20scoring%20rubric.pdf

Information Literacy Rubric from St. Johns University, NYC
http://openedpractices.org/files/Info%20lit%20rubric%20St.%20Johns%20U%20NYC_0.pdf

Intercultural Communication VALUE Rubric: Intercultural Knowledgehttp://www.aacu.org/value/rubrics/InterculturalKnowledge.cfm

Oral Communication VALUE Rubric: Oral Communicationhttp://www.aacu.org/value/rubrics/OralCommunication.cfm

Presentation Rubric from NCSU
http://www.ncsu.edu/midlink/rub.pres.html

Example for Liberal Studies – Student Learning Outcomes in Effective Oral Communication – for assessing interpersonal communication (i.e., small group discussions)https://www4.nau.edu/assessment/assessment/liberal/documents/Oral_Comm_discussion_rubric.pdf

Example for Liberal Studies – Student Learning Outcomes in Effective Oral Communication – for oral presentationshttp://www4.nau.edu/assessment/assessment/liberal/documents/OralCom_presentation_rubric.pdf

Quantitative Reasoning VALUE Rubric: Quantitative Literacyhttp://www.aacu.org/value/rubrics/QuantitativeLiteracy.cfm

Example Rubric for Liberal Studies: Student Learning Outcomes in Quantitative Reasoninghttp://www4.nau.edu/assessment/assessment/liberal/documents/Quantitative_Reasoning_rubric.pdf

Written Communication VALUE Rubric: Written Communicationhttp://www.aacu.org/value/rubrics/WrittenCommunication.cfm

Writing Rubric from Northern Illinois Universityhttp://www.neiu.edu/~neassess/pdf/WritingRubric.pdf

Example Rubric for Liberal Studies: Student Learning Outcomes Effective Writinghttp://www4.nau.edu/assessment/assessment/liberal/documents/Effective_writing_rubrics.pdf

Writing Rubric from Northeastern Illinois University
http://www.neiu.edu/%7Eneassess/pdf/WritingRubric.pdf

Other Resources

The Association of Institutional Research, the American Council on Education Center for Policy Analysis, and the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment have a website containing lots of information including a list of surveys and tests for measuring quality in higher education.

http://applications.airweb.org/surveys/Inventory.aspx

VALUE metarubrics:
http://www.aacu.org/value/rubrics/index.cfm

Rubric Collection mentioned by AACU:
http://openedpractices.org/resources

Northern Illinois University has an Assessment Manual:http://www.niu.edu/assessment/Manual/index.shtml

Links to sample rubrics – Winona State University: http://www.winona.edu/AIR/rubrics.htm

NC State University has a long list of internal resources for higher education outcomes assessment at http://www2.acs.ncsu.edu/UPA/assmt/resource.htm

The Center of Inquiry at Wabash College conducted a national study of liberal arts education. The measures they used are listed at http://www.liberalarts.wabash.edu/study-instruments/ . Many of these are attitudinal surveys.