General Education Assessment and Fulfilling the Mercy Mission at the University of Saint Joseph

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Kevin J. Callahan, Ph.D.


This article describes the processes and procedures the University of Saint Joseph used to conduct a systematic assessment of mission-related student learning outcomes found in the General Education curriculum, and thus assess how well the institution was fulfi lling its Mercy mission. The assessment showed student learning strengths and gaps and led to faculty development workshops and curricular revision.

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Special Focus on Mercy Higher Education
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Kevin J. Callahan, Ph.D., University of Saint Joseph

Kevin J. Callahan is Professor of History at the University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, Connecticut. From 2008 to 2013, he was Director of General Education at the institution.