2017 GenEd Student Conference

Our 13th annual conference was our biggest ever. More than 200 students presented! The conference was established in order to recognize and celebrate the outstanding academic work that happens in our GenEd classes. Faculty nominate their best students who agree to translate their assignment into an oral presentation of some sort. Usually, the students are…

MREST: JMU’s Info Literacy Instrument

The Madison Research Essentials Skills Test (MREST) debuted in Fall 2013 as a way for JMU to determine whether or not its students truly have the competencies they need to¬† locate, evaluate, use, and create information in a range of 21st century contexts. It was developed as a partnership between JMU librarians and faculty and…

Cluster 5: Individuals in the Human Community Assessment Data

In Cluster Five, students learn about themselves as individuals and as members of different communities. Through studying the many variables that influence human behavior, students gain an understanding of the relationship between the individual and a diverse community and develop a sense of responsibility for self and community. Students explore how individuals develop and function…

Human Communication Assessment

Human communication is more than public speaking. It’s one of the Skills for the 21st Century that makes up Cluster One in the General Education program. Students here are expected to meet these four objectives upon completion of their required course. In general, as this infographic shows, Dukes perform well on communication assessments with roughly…