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Assessing SMSU’s Liberal Education Program (LEP) requires the active cooperation of every department, along with the Liberal Education Committee (LEC) and the Committee for Institutional Assessment (CIA). The LEP exists at one level to introduce students to a range of academic areas broad enough to help form a liberal education. At another level, the LEP represents SMSU’s commitment to helping students make real progress in essential skills such as written and oral communication, critical thinking, information literacy and creative thinking.

SMSU’s Faculty Assembly has identified learning outcomes and a set of sub-goals for each outcome which will form the basis for assessing the Liberal Education Program. The learning outcomes will be assessed on a rotating three-year schedule established by the LEC. Each outcome will be assessed at least once in each three-year cycle, but may be assessed more frequently if necessary.

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