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General Education Assessment

Most baccalaureate degrees at Columbia College require 38 hours of general education credit. This credit includes basic and introductory studies courses. Basic studies courses provide students with critical thinking skills, knowledge and techniques to enhance subsequent coursework. Introductory studies courses provide students with an overview of history, arts and humanities, natural sciences and mathematics and social and behavioral sciences.

Since 1997, general education was assessed with the Educational Testing Service’s Proficiency Profile (ETSPP) and its predecessors, MAPP and AP. Currently, general education is assessed through faculty-designed assessments in the four major basic studies courses: English Composition II (ENGL 112), College Algebra (MATH 150), Introduction to Speech (COMM 110) and Introduction to Computer Information Systems (CISS 170). 

Learning Outcomes for General Education

General education assessment report

General education report archives

General education assessment report

ETSPP report summary, Academic Affairs

Measure of academic progress and proficiency


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