Graduate Academic Learning Compacts

A Graduate Academic Learning Compact (GALC) is a statement of what students will know and be able to do upon completion of a graduate academic program. More specifically, GALCs:

  1. Identify the expected core learning outcomes for Masters and Doctoral graduates in the areas of:
    • Content/Discipline Knowledge
    • Knowledge of Literature of Discipline
    • Independent Learning/Scholarship
    • Professional Skills
  2. List the types of assessments that students might encounter in the program and that faculty will use to judge how student learning reflects the expected outcomes.

For more information concerning Graduate Academic Learning Compacts please visit the GALC Policy webpage.


Full text versions of exemplary GALCs from the 2014 assessment year are available by permission of the authors.


GALCs for the 2016 assessment year will be scored using a GALC rating rubric.


Please note this important statement from the Provost, which applies to GALCs for all programs:


"Student learning is at the core of UNF's mission, and because student learning outcomes increasingly drive our design of curricula and deployment of resources, it is expected that faculty will contribute to the assessment of learning. Justifications for the recruitment of new or replacement faculty positions are strengthened when departments are able to demonstrate ongoing assessment of student learning outcomes. Beginning with the approval process for the FY17 budget, departments must develop and maintain satisfactory Graduate Academic Learning Compacts before new and replacement faculty lines can be justified." (Interim Provost Earle Traynham, August 18, 2014)




Major Degree Concentration Learning Compact
Accounting M.Acc. View
Aging Services Management M.S.H. View
ASL/English Interpreting M.S. View
Biology M.A./M.S. View
Civil Engineering M.S.C.E. View
Clinical Mental Health Counseling M.S. View
Communication M.S. View
Computing & Information Sciences M.S. View
Counselor Education M.Ed. View
Criminal Justice M.S.C.J. View
Curriculum & Instruction M.Ed. Professional Education View
Educational Leadership M.Ed. Advanced Teaching & Learning View
Educational Leadership M.Ed. Athletic Administration View
Educational Leadership M.Ed. Educational Technology Leadership View
Educational Leadership M.Ed. Higher Education Administration View
Educational Leadership M.Ed. School Leadership View
Educational Leadership D.Ed.D. View
Electrical Engineering M.S.E.E. View
Elementary Education M.Ed. Literacy View
Elementary Education M.Ed. Professional Education View
Elementary Education M.Ed. Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages View
English M.A. View
Exercise Science & Chronic Disease M.S.H. View
General Business M.B.A. View
General Business - Global M.B.A. View
General Psychology M.A. View
Health Administration M.H.A. View
History M.A. View
International Affairs View
Mathematical Science M.S. View
Mechanical Engineering M.S.M.E. View
Nursing M.S.N. View
Nursing D.N.P. View
Nutrition & Dietetics M.S. View
Physical Therapy D.P.T. View
Practical Philosophy & Applied Ethics M.A. View
Public Administration M.P.A. View
Public Health M.P.H. View
Special Education M.Ed. Disability Services View
Special Education M.Ed. Exceptional Student Education View