General Education Learning Outcomes

Encourage students to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes required of all educated individuals.

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The general education learning outcomes are achieved as a result of successful completion of the general education requirements for any degree program. The outcomes state that upon completion of a degree program, the student should be able to effectively:


Communicate information and concepts in oral and written formats.

  • Status:  Follow-up assessment conducted spring 2017, with the next full assessment to be conducted spring 2019.

Critical Thinking

Use evidence to develop arguments, make decisions, and evaluate outcomes.

  • Status:  Assessment being conducted in spring 2018; results available summer 2018.

Diverse Perspectives and Cultures

Examine diverse perspectives and cultures as they relate to the individual, the community, and the global society.

  • Status:  Improvement Plan created 2017-18, to be implemented beginning fall 2018.

Information Literacy

Apply a variety of credible sources to support a given topic.

  • Status:  Follow-Up assessment being conducted in spring 2018; results available summer 2018.

Quantitative Reasoning

Use quantitative analytical skills to interpret and evaluate problems.

  • Status:  Improvement Plan implemented beginning 2017-18.

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