Document Type



New Mexico Higher Education Assessment Association

Conference Title

New Mexico Higher Education Assessment and Retention Conference (NMHEAR)

City and State

Albuquerque, NM

Conference Date

February 22, 2018

Publication Date



With general education coursework comprising a significant portion of associate and bachelor degree curriculum, conveying the content and importance of student competencies to stakeholder audiences has never been more important. Accreditation pressure and accountability measures are influencing a focus on improving the presentation of competencies aligned to their assessment measures. This study examines the extent to which institutions publicly and proactively disclose relevant information regarding assessment of the general education curriculum. Examined are websites of 71 higher education institutions, representing a range of public settings in all American regions. Results show variability in the alignment of objective to measure and reveal current themes and emphasis regarding how competencies relate to coursework. Provided are recommendations for improving institutional presentation.