Academic Program Assessment Committee

Mission

The General Education Divisional Review Committee (GENEDDRC) is composed of representatives from academic colleges, online learning, and academic support services who oversee and assist academic units at the Florida Institute of Technology with assessment pertaining to general education student learning and development. It serves to define and implement policies and procedures to maintain a robust academic assessment process, to review the quality of assessment plans submitted by units within academic colleges, and to report annually to the chair of the Academic Program Assessment Committee (APAC) the status of the academic assessment process within the general education program.

 

Vision Statement

The General Education Divisional Review Committee’s (GENEDDRC) vision is to introduce and help sustain an academic-oriented “culture of assessment” for what is generally the first two-years of a student’s university tenure at the Florida Institute of Technology by emphasizing the positive outcomes of the assessment process on the betterment of their academic coursework and the overall value of their university degrees.

 

Goal Statements

1. To oversee assessment of general education courses at Florida Tech.

2. To assist academic units with assessment of student learning and development in general education courses recommended and/or approved by the committee.

3. To advocate the hiring of qualified personnel to assist in the area of general education assessment.

4. To secure appropriate web-based technology to support and enhance general education assessment efforts.

5. To recommend appropriate actions to the chair of APAC that are critical for sustaining the general education assessment process at Florida Tech.

 

General Education Core Competencies

Upon the completion of an undergraduate degree from the Florida Institute of Technology, a student will be able to:

1) Demonstrate college-level writing and reading skills.

2) Demonstrate an understanding of the intellectual and historical changes that have taken place in the development of human civilization

3) Apply college level algebra skills to the solution of mathematical processes

4) Apply statistical skills (including methods of collection, analysis, and interpretation of data) or be able to apply introductory calculus skills to the solution of real world problems.

5) Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of the natural sciences and identify the scientific method of inquiry when applied to the investigation of the natural world.

6) Demonstrate an understanding of the social and behavioral sciences, including interrelationships with other disciplines.

7) Utilize appropriate computer technologies to communicate effectively within both university and global communities.