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:  The 2018-19 assessment results can be found here.Improvement Plan created spring 2020. Follow-up assessment to be conducted 2021-2022.

Critical Thinking

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

  • Status:  The 2017-18 assessment results can be found here. Improvement Plan created spring 2019.  Follow-up assessment conducted 2020-2021; with the next full assessment to be conducted 2022-2023.

Diverse Perspectives and Cultures

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

  • Status:  The 2016-2017 assessment results can be found hereImprovement Plan created 2017-18, implemented beginning fall 2018. Follow-up assessment conducted in spring 2020; with the next full assessment to be conducted in 2021-2022.

Information Literacy

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

  • Status:  The 2019-2020 assessment results can be found hereImprovement Plan created in spring 2021. Follow-up assessment to be conducted 2022-2023.

Quantitative Reasoning

Use quantitative analytical skills to interpret and evaluate problems.

  • Status:  The 2020-2021 assessment results can be found here. Improvement Plan to be developed in 2021-2022.

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Last Updated: 7/15/22