General Education Learning Outcomes Assessment Student Description and Opt-Out Form
Kennesaw State University’s General Education Council assesses its general education program. The purpose of this assessment is to measure student achievement of the learning outcomes. Data from this effort is used to improve student learning and to enhance the general education program.
The course syllabus from which you linked is a general education course. All students enrolled in all general education course sections are included in the assessment process. This means your work (e.g., exams, papers, or assignments) and the work of your student peers may be selected for closer examination by a panel of faculty and/or trained graduate students.
Your participation in the assessment process will not take any extra time from you beyond what your teacher requires as part of the course. Names and other personally identifying information will be removed from all student work. Only summarized (aggregated) information will be collected, reported and presented. There are no known risks associated with participation in this process.
Please note that you cannot opt out of the course assignments from which assessment data might be drawn. You can only “opt out” of allowing data drawn from your work to be presented and/or published. Your decision whether to “opt out” or not will not have any effect on relations with your teacher or the institution, your grade in this class, and/or your academic records. If you initially decide not to “opt out,” you are free to withdraw or “opt out” at any time later. If you have questions, please ask your teacher, or you may contact Dr. Tom Doleys, Faculty Coordinator for General Education Assessment, 4404 (4th Floor) Kennesaw Hall, 770-423-6023, firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to “OPT OUT”, please print this form, complete it, and submit one copy to your teacher, and keep the other copy for your records. If you do not complete and sign this form, your student work will be subject for use in scholarly presentations and publications resulting from this initiative. Only work for students ages 18 or over can be included in presentations and publications from this study. If you are younger than 18 years old, please “opt out”.
Click here for Opt-Out Form.