How is General Education Assessment different from Departmental Program Assessment?

General Education Assessment encompasses all of the General Education classes offered at UK. These classes are offered by numerous departments across campus. The results of this assessment are used to evaluate the effectiveness of the General Education program, not the effectiveness of the individual faculty and departments that offer the different courses.
Departmental Program Assessment is restricted to the departmental degree program(s). This assessment can include the General Education courses offered by the program, but must include those courses restricted to the major. This type of assessment is intended to evaluate the effectiveness and achievement of the degree program(s).