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CNM General Education Assessment Plan

Effective Fall 2019:

The SAAC assessment process includes annual reporting for all general education content areas. Each of the essential skills associated with a content area, as shown in the table below, must be assessed at least twice during a planned, six-year cycle, and at least one essential skill must be assessed each year. For every general education course, at minimum a representative sample of the student enrollment must be assessed at least once during the six-year cycle.

Since SAAC holds that faculty, as subject matter experts, are the best judges of measure appropriateness, SAAC leaves the selection and design of assessment tools to the discretion of the schools. Content faculty are encouraged to work collaboratively in the planning, assessment, and interpretation of findings and to draw upon multiple measures of student performance, including direct and indirect, internal and external, and quantitative and qualitative assessment approaches.

For more information about the statewide general education model, please see the General Education description on the website of the Higher Education Department.

General Education Content Areas

Skills Associated with the Content Areas

Communications

Communication, Critical Thinking, Information & Digital Literacy
Mathematics

Communication, Critical Thinking, Quantitative Reasoning

Science Critical Thinking, Personal & Social Responsibility, Quantitative Reasoning
Social & Behavioral Sciences Communication, Critical Thinking, Personal & Social Responsibility
Humanities Critical Thinking, Information & Digital Literacy, Personal & Social Responsibility
Creative and Fine Arts Communication, Critical Thinking, Personal & Social Responsibility
Multidisciplinary

Any three of the following:

Communication, Critical Thinking, Information & Digital Literacy, Personal & Social Responsibility, Quantitative Reasoning