General Education Evaluation

The Bok Assessment team in collaboration with Harvard College Institutional Research conducted an evaluation of the new General Education curriculum in the fall of 2014. The goal of this evaluation was to assess how well the new General Education courses prepared students to address interdisciplinary questions that are relevant to 21st century learning such as using abstract conceptual knowledge to understand and address concrete issues and problems. Institutional Research data, course evaluations and survey data revealed several issues with the program. The evaluation report was used by the General Education Review Committee to make recommendations.

As the General Education program is rejuvenated over the next year, we will work with faculty and Bok Center staff to evaluate the individual pilot courses. In collaboration with the Deans, we will develop a program evaluation that will provide information to the program about how it is meeting its overall goals as well as provide faculty with actionable feedback about how to improve their courses.  

Link to an article on the General Education Report:

http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2015/5/4/gen-ed-program-failing/

Link to an article on the new General Education Curriculum:

http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2016/3/2/new-gen-ed-approved/