General Education at Ferris State University
Other Assessment Methods by Outcome The following assessments of student learning are also available for each outcome area:

  • Writing
    Direct measure of student learning - portfolio assessment at all levels
    Indirect measure of student learning - Ferris student survey

  • Speech
    Direct measure - in progress (some experimentation with video portfolios)
    Indirect measure - Ferris student survey

  • Reading
    Indirect measure - Ferris student survey

  • Quantitative Skills
    Direct measure - locally developed tests for students entering and exiting courses

  • Scientific Reasoning
    Direct measure - experimentation with locally developed pre- and post-tests administered via WebCT

  • Social Awareness
    Direct measures - experimentation with locally developed multiple-choice test for entering and exiting students / plan to pilot a new assessment method in 2003-04

  • Cultural Enrichment
    Direct measures - experimentation with locally developed controlled essay questions
    Indirect measure - experimentation with survey to students entering and exiting Cultural Enrichment classes

  • Global Consciousness
    Direct measure - experimentation with locally developed test

  • Race/Ethnicity/Gender
    Measures - under development / some discussion of a pre- and post-test instrument - assessment instrument cannot be finalized and implemented until the appropriate courses are designated and the requirement itself is implemented