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GEAR Supporting Documents

This page contains downloadable documentation relevant to the assessment of student learning outcomes, particularly in reference to SUNY's general education program. Resources are added as they become available so check back again often to see what's new.

Most of these items are in PDF format, requiring the free shareware application of Adobe Acrobat. To view or download a document, click on the graphic next to the document description.
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Minutes Graphic Minutes from 2005-06 and 2004-05 GEAR Group meetings
Full Report Graphic 2003 Article on SUNY Assessment Initiative by Patricia L. Francis and Donald A. Steven, published in Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education (PDF)
Full Report Graphic State University of New York Assessment Initiative Report of the Provost's Advisory Task Force on the Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes. (This is a PDF version of the full report, including all relevant appendices.)
Executive Summary Graphic State University of New York Assessment Initiative Report of the Provost's Advisory Task Force on the Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes. (This is a PDF version of the abbreviated Executive Summary report.)
Paper Report Graphic The SUNY Assessment Initiative: A Presentation for the Academic Standards Committee of the SUNY Board of Trustees. (This is a PDF text version of the presentation.)
Presentation Graphic The SUNY Assessment Initiative: A Presentation for the Academic Standards Committee of the SUNY Board of Trustees. (This is a PDF version of the Power Point Slides used during the presentation to the Board of Trustees.)
Resources Graphic Bibliographic reference of assessment materials used by the Provost's Advisory Task Force on the Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes in the research culiminating with their final report.
Guideline Graphic Guidelines for the Implementation of Campus-based Assessment in the State University of New York
Web Graphic Link to GEAR Assessment Plan Review Guidelines.
Form Graphic Campus-based Assessment of General Education Summary Report Form (used by campuses to report to SUNY System Administration on general education assessment findings) This download is a MS WORD document.
Form Graphic Campus Report on Assessment of General Education Student Learning Outcomes (used by campuses to report to SUNY System Administration the percentage of students exceeding, meeting, approaching, and not meeting standards for different outcomes) This download is in PDF format.
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Farmingdale


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Stony Brook
At its December 3 meeting held at SUNY Farmingdale, the GEAR Group and visitors from other campuses heard presentations from SUNY Farmingdale, Nassau Community College, and the University at Stony Brook on their general education assessment plans. Specifically, each campus provided a detailed example of how it intends to measure one of the learning outcomes included in the Implementation Guidelines. SUNY Farmingdale presented the social science outcome, Nassau Community College the natural science outcome, and the University at Stony Brook the mathematics competency.

Each of the PPT presentations used by the presenters can now be accessed through the GEAR Group web page. Of course, PPT presentations may not provide as much detail as you would like, so feel free to contact Melanie Vainder at Farmingdale, KumKum Prabhakar at Nassau, and Kathleen Breidenbach at Stony Brook if you require additional information.