General Education Assessment

Faculty Senate Policies

General Education at Binghamton University is assessed according to the legislation of the Faculty Senate. For the most recent revision approved by the Faculty Senate, please see the Policy on the assessment of General Education and procedures for assessment of General Education. Revisions approved by the Faculty Senate on May 6, 2014. (PDF)

Learning Outcomes for General Education

General Education learning outcomes (revised May 6, 2015) (PDF format)

Course Portfolio Assessment

The core of General Education assessment is the periodic collection of course portfolios, a process facilitated by the Provost's Office.

Due Dates

Portfolios for the Fall 2015 semester will be due Friday, January 22, 2016.

Portfolios for the Spring 2016 semester will be due Wednesday, May 25, 2016.

If you will need additional time to complete your course portfolio, please contact Liz Abate, Senior Assistant for Undergraduate Education, at or 607-777-2146.


A template for the General Education Learning Outcomes Assessment Report is available in Microsoft Word format. 


Following is a schedule indicating the categories for which course portfolios will be collected in upcoming academic years:


Social Science


Global Interdependencies
Physical Activity/Wellness


Critical Thinking
Pluralism in the U.S.
Oral Communication


Foreign Language
Laboratory Science

Last Updated: 12/7/15