General Education Assessment

UNM/GENERAL EDUCATION CORE COURSE ASSESSMENT

General education assessment reports should cover the previous academic year (e.g. June 2021 report will cover general education assessments from Summer 2020, Fall 2020 & Spring 2021).

The University of New Mexico general education assessment program is based on the NMHED 2019 statewide general education revision initiative. The UNM general education program adopts NMHED’s five general education essential skills. Throughout successful completion of the UNM General Education Curriculum, students develop the following five skills:

1. Communication

2. Critical Thinking

3. Personal & Social Responsibility

4. Information & Digital Literacy

5. Quantitative Reasoning

In order to assess the development of these skills, UNM will utilize essential skill rubrics developed by the NMHED. Slight modifications have been made to the rubrics to streamline their voice, application, and ease of use. Additional modifications included:

  1. adding numerical ratings to each performance category (e.g. 3 = proficiency)
  2. adding “No Evidence” performance categories

Please see the NMHED General Education Rubrics for reference.

Please see the UNM Office of Assessment site for more details.

 

Assessment Infographic

 
updated April 2021