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Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Planning - George Mason University



How to Submit your Course Materials for Assessment

How to Submit your Course Materials for Assessment


Please have the following items prepared (as indicated below) and ready to upload: Course syllabus, Assignment description, Mason Core Learning Outcome(s), How the assignment aligns, and Sample of student work. 


Course syllabus 

  1. Upload a copy of the course syllabus. 
  2. Naming the file: Course_Section_Syllabus (e.g., ENGR107_003_Syllabus) 
  3. Decide which assignment(s) you are submitting for assessment. Select the one(s) that align best with the Mason Core Learning Outcome(s) you indicated above. A helpful question to consider when choosing an assignment: Can students demonstrate their level of mastery on the Mason Core Learning Outcome(s) by completing this assignment? 


Assignment description 

  1. Indicate whether the course syllabus includes a description of the assignment being used for Mason Core assessment. 
  2. If YES: Note the name of the assignment, which portion of it (if applicable), and page number on the course syllabus (e.g., Final Exam- Short answer section, pg. 7)  
  3. If NO: Upload a copy of the assignment description for which assignment(s) are being used for Mason Core assessment.  
  4. Naming the file: Course_Section_Assignment (e.g., ENGR107_003_Assignment)


Mason Core Learning Outcomes 

  1. Indicate which Mason Core Learning Outcome(s) students are demonstrating mastery of when they complete the selected assignment. 


How assignment aligns with outcome(s)

  1. Briefly explain how the assignment meets the Mason Core Learning Outcome(s) you selected. (2 to 3 sentences is sufficient)


Sample of student work 

  1. Select a random sample of students in the course and upload their assignments. An easy method is to choose every fifth person on your roster, or you can use something like   
  2. If teaching multiple sections of the same course: You only need to submit ONE sample for the same course. 
  3. For course sections with fewer than 15 students enrolled, include at least three.  
  4. For course sections with more than 50 students enrolled, include no more than 10. 
  5. Naming the files: Course_Section_Student G Number (e.g., ENGR107_003_G12345678) 



Ready to submit your course materials for Mason Core Assessment? Use the link for your Mason Core Area below:  


Information Technology & Computing:  


Quantitative Reasoning:  






Social & Behavioral Science: