What is the GE Program Portfolio?
All freshman and transfer students admitted to Fresno State Fall 2018 and later will be required to submit assignments they complete for specific GE courses and reflections they write outside of class to a digital GE Program Portfolio. Fresno State is using Canvas (LMS) as a digital repository for artifacts which encompass a diverse array of assignments from GE courses. Resources and reports on assessment of GE outcomes are toward the bottom of this page.
Comprehensive assessment of the GE Program Portfolio will enable Fresno State to do all of the following:
*further support student learning and student success by studying the results of our evaluation of student learning in GE courses.
*obtain valuable information about student learning from the brief reflections that students write outside of class
*maintain good standing with WSCUC which accredits Fresno State. Only Universities that are accredited can offer financial aid and issue valid degrees.
GE Program Portfolio Requirement
Freshman will submit an assignment from every GE course they take at Fresno State and write three reflections of at least three hundred words.
Transfer students will ONLY submit assignments from the three upper-division GE course that they take (IB, IC, ID) and write one reflection of at least three hundred words.
Students will not submit assignments to GE Areas for which they have AP, IB, Exam, or Transfer Credit and will just ignore these areas in the GE Program Portfolio.
Resources for Faculty
Resources for Students
Resources for Academic Advisors
Analysis of GE learning outcomes reports:
All ten student learning outcomes for GE Areas A1, A2, and A3 were evaluated during the 2-18-2019 AY. The reports analyzing the data from these assessments will be posted by October 1st, 2019.