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General Education Outcomes

Learning Goals General Education Outcomes

Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking Rubric (.doc)

  • Recognizing, analyzing, and defining problems,
  • Drawing logical well-supported conclusions and testing them against relevant criteria and standards.
  • Examining issues by identifying and challenging assumptions (including one's own),
  • Developing alternative solutions or strategies and evaluating practical and ethical implications

Effective communication

Effective Communication Rubric (.docx)

  • Writing, speaking or communicating using language appropriate to the audience, technology, and purpose
  • Receiving information/listening actively with understanding,
  • Demonstrating college-level reading comprehension, and writing in Standard English

Civic & Community Responsibility

Community and Civic Responsibility Rubric (.doc)

  • Collaborating and interacting effectively with others, and identifying individual and group roles.
  • Recognizing social responsibilities, ethics, and individual rights in a democratic society
  • Recognizing social diversity, including contributions, traditions, cultures, lifestyles, and/or values of others.

Quantitative Literacy

Quantitative Literacy Rubric (.doc)

  • Performing mathematical computations, using appropriate methods to arrive at accurate results.
  • Analyzing, interpreting, and explaining the results of computations, including graphs, charts, tables, or statistical data.

Scientific & Technological Effectiveness

Scientific and Technological Effectiveness Rubric (.doc)

  • Differentiating between scientific and nonscientific methods of inquiry
  • Using scientific knowledge in the analysis of civic and environmental issues.
  • Integrating technology appropriate to one's vocation or discipline.
  • Other elements include recognizing the impact of science and technology on society and how scientific and technological principles are built and used in the modern world.

Information Literacy

Information Literacy Rubric (.doc)


  • Defining the information needed to accomplish a specific purpose
  • Accessing, analyzing, synthesizing, and incorporating selected information effectively.
  • Evaluating information critically and drawing from a variety of perspectives and sources.
  • The ethical and legal use of information.