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Ozuna Library and Learning Center
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General Education Assessment

General Education is another term for Palo Alto College’s core curriculum. The core is structured around guidelines set forth by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) and is comprised of nine component areas and six core objectives.

For more information on the core curriculum and the six core objectives, please visit the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board website.

What Are The Core Objectives?

Why Are They Important?

The core objectives are important because they comprise skills and abilities that Palo Alto College believes all students need in order to succeed and thrive in life and in the work place. The faculty embed lessons and assignments in their courses that allow students to practice and grow in these skills. Students also interact with and practice the skills and abilities through participation in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.

How Are They Measured?

The College has devised and refined processes for both directly and indirectly measuring students’ proficiency in each of the core objectives through the scoring of student work using locally-developed rubrics and student surveys.

Assessment Schedule

2017-18 Communication and Teamwork
2018-19 Empirical & Quantitative Skills and Critical Thinking
2019-20 Personal Responsibility and Social Responsibility
2020-21 Communication and Teamwork
2021-22 Empirical & Quantitative Skills and Critical Thinking

Contact Information

Coordinator of Measurement & Evaluation
Julie McDevitt, Ed.M.

Executive Office (EO-137)