The assessment of the General Education (GE) program is an outcomes assessment of the program mandated by the Trustees of the California State University (CSU) in Executive Order 1065 and strongly recommended by the senior division of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in their Standards. The assessment is expected to address, through the identification of learning outcomes, the place of the GE program as a whole as well as each area of GE, in a student's education. The assessments should evaluate, through direct and indirect measures, to what extent the expectations of the program are being met.
A GE Assessment Policy was approved in 2004 following a revision of the GE program, and was implemented over the next three years. The Policy was revised in January 2009 and implementation on the new policy has started, beginning with the development of goals and outcomes for the GE Program, based on the Principles developed by the National Leadership Council for Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP).