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General Education Assessment

The Office of Assessment collaborates with the general Education council to ensure that the general education program is addressing the expected competency skills required of every undergraduate students. The NSU general education curriculum is designed not only to ensure that students gain a foundation of knowldege rooted in the traditional liberal arts education but also acquire applied skills critical tosuch knowledge.

The core competency skills currently addressed in the general education program are six in number, namely:

  1. Written Communication
  2. Oral Communication
  3. Critical Thinking
  4. Quantitative Reasoning
  5. Reading
  6. Civic Engagement

The general education assessment at NSU is consistent with the SCHEV Policy on Student Learning Assessment and Quality in Undergraduate Education (2017).

The assessment of general education at NSU conforms to the requirements stated in the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement (2018), section 8.2 (b) as related to student outcomes in general education. 

HEIghten Score Reports - Critical Thinking

  • 2020: Fall
  • 2019: Face-to-Face (A), Online, A, C
  • ​2018: Face-to-Face, B

HEIghten Score Reports - Written Communication

  • 2020: Fall
  • 2019: Face-to-Face (A), Face-to-Face (B), Online, Spring (A), Spring (B), Spring (C)
  • ​2018: Face-to-Face (A), Face-to-Face (B), Online, Spring (A), Spring (B), Spring (C), Spring (D)