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General Education

Student Outcomes

Assessment of Student Outcomes

Outcome A Collaboration (undergraduate)

Work together and share the workload equitably to progress toward shared objectives learned through structured activities that occur over a significant period of time.

The General Education objectives associated with this Outcome are listed below. You can use these objectives as is or modify them in the next step in GVAssess.

Students will:
• Use knowledge of group dynamics to select appropriate roles.
• Use knowledge of group management to create effective plans.
• Successfully follow the group's plan.
• Assess their contribution and the contribution of others.
Objective 74 Use knowledge of group dynamics to select appropriate roles.
Objective 75 Use knowledge of group management to create effective plans.
Objective 76 Successfully follow the group's plan.
Objective 77 Assess their contribution and the contribution of others.

Outcome B Critical Thinking (undergraduate)

Use systematic reasoning to examine and evaluate information and ideas and then synthesize conclusions to propose new perspectives and solutions.

The General Education objectives associated with this Outcome are listed below. You can use these objectives as is or modify them in the next step in GVAssess.

Students will:
• Assess relevant information, perspectives and assumptions.
• Construct logical conclusions based on reason and evidence.
• Formulate novel approaches or create innovative interpretations.
• Evaluate the proposed ideas or approaches.
Objective 78 Assess relevant information, perspectives and assumptions.
Objective 79 Construct logical conclusions based on reason and evidence.
Objective 80 Formulate novel approaches or create innovative interpretations.
Objective 81 Evaluate the proposed ideas or approaches.

Outcome C Ethical Reasoning (undergraduate)

Use a decision-making process based on defining systems of value.

The General Education objectives associated with this Outcome are listed below. You can use these objectives as is or modify them in the next step in GVAssess.

Students will:
• Recognize ethical issues when presented in a complex situation.
• Demonstrate understanding of key concepts and principles underlying various systems of reasoning.
• Participate in activities that engage them in ethical reasoning.
• Demonstrate the ability to deal constructively with ambiguity and disagreement
Objective 82 Recognize ethical issues when presented in a complex situation.
Objective 83 Demonstrate understanding of key concepts and principles underlying various systems of reasoning.
Objective 84 Participate in activities that engage them in ethical reasoning.
Objective 85 Demonstrate the ability to deal constructively with ambiguity and disagreement.

Outcome D Information Literacy (undergraduate)

Identify, access, evaluate, and synthesize multiple forms of information.

The General Education objectives associated with this Outcome are listed below. You can use these objectives as is or modify them in the next step in GVAssess.

Students will:
• Articulate the specific information needed.
• Access information using appropriate search tools.
• Evaluate the quality, usefulness, and relevance of the information.
• Ethically communicate synthesized information.
Objective 86 Articulate the specific information needed.
Objective 87 Access information using appropriate search tools.
Objective 88 Evaluate the quality, usefulness, and relevance of the information.
Objective 89 Ethically communicate synthesized information.

Outcome E Integration (undergraduate)

Synthesize and apply knowledge, experiences, and multiple perspectives to new, complex situations.

The General Education objectives associated with this Outcome are listed below. You can use these objectives as is or modify them in the next step in GVAssess.

Students will:
• Connect academic theories with personal experiences to illuminate both.
• Draw conclusions connecting examples, facts, and/or theories from more than one field of study.
• Generalize skills, abilities, theories, or methodologies for solving problems in new contexts.
Objective 90 Connect academic theories with personal experiences to illuminate both.
Objective 91 Draw conclusions connecting examples, facts, and/or theories from more than one field of study.
Objective 92 Generalize skills, abilities, theories, or methodologies for solving problems in new contexts.

Outcome F Oral Communication (undergraduate)

Effectively communicate verbally with a public audience across a variety of contexts.

The General Education objectives associated with this Outcome are listed below. You can use these objectives as is or modify them in the next step in GVAssess.

Students will:
• Develop content appropriate to the presentation.
• Organize the content in a logical manner appropriate for the intended audience.
• Demonstrate evidence of rehearsal during the formal presentation.
• Demonstrate effective formal presentation skills.
Objective 93 Develop content appropriate to the presentation.
Objective 94 Organize the content in a logical manner appropriate for the intended audience.
Objective 95 Demonstrate evidence of rehearsal during the formal presentation.
Objective 96 Demonstrate effective formal presentation skills.

Outcome G Problem Solving (undergraduate)

Design and evaluate strategies to answer open-ended questions.

The General Education objectives associated with this Outcome are listed below. You can use these objectives as is or modify them in the next step in GVAssess.

Students will:
• Construct clear and insightful problem statements that prioritize relevant contextual factors.
• Identify multiple approaches for solving the problem within the given context.
• Design and fully explain solutions that demonstrate comprehension of the problem.
• Evaluate the feasibility of solutions considering the context and impact of potential solutions (e.g., historical, ethical, legal, practical).
Objective 100 Evaluate the feasibility of solutions considering the context and impact of potential solutions (e.g., historical, ethical, legal, practical).
Objective 97 Construct clear and insightful problem statements that prioritize relevant contextual factors.
Objective 98 Identify multiple approaches for solving the problem within the given context.
Objective 99 Design and fully explain solutions that demonstrate comprehension of the problem.

Outcome H Quantitative Literacy (undergraduate)

Competently and confidently work with numbers.

The General Education objectives associated with this Outcome are listed below. You can use these objectives as is or modify them in the next step in GVAssess.

Students will:
• Interpret information appearing in different forms (e.g., graphs, tables, equations, and text).
• Evaluate assumptions or biases associated with the chosen method.
• Solve quantitative problems using appropriate techniques.
• Draw valid conclusions based on data analysis and critically evaluate conclusions made by others.
Objective 101 Interpret information appearing in different forms (e.g., graphs, tables, equations, and text).
Objective 102 Evaluate assumptions or biases associated with the chosen method.
Objective 103 Solve quantitative problems using appropriate techniques.
Objective 104 Draw valid conclusions based on data analysis and critically evaluate conclusions made by others.

Outcome I Written Communication (undergraduate)

Write effectively for multiple purposes and audiences.

The General Education objectives associated with this Outcome are listed below. You can use these objectives as is or modify them in the next step in GVAssess.

Students will:
• Develop content that is appropriate to a specific disciplinary or professional context, drawing upon relevant sources.
• Organize written material to suit the purposes of the document and meet the needs of the intended audience.
• Express ideas using language that meets the needs and expectations of the intended audience.
• Use conventions of grammar, punctuation, usage, formatting, and citation appropriate to the specific writing situation.
Objective 105 Develop content that is appropriate to a specific disciplinary or professional context, drawing upon relevant sources.
Objective 106 Organize written material to suit the purposes of the document and meet the needs of the intended audience.
Objective 107 Express ideas using language that meets the needs and expectations of the intended audience.
Objective 108 Use conventions of grammar, punctuation, usage, formatting, and citation appropriate to the specific writing situation.

Outcome J Foundation: Art-1

An examination of principles and questions that define the field and analysis of formal elements of works of art.
Objective 1 Objective is determined by the faculty member doing the course-based assessment once every three years.

Outcome K Foundation: Art-2

How meaning in the arts is created and interpreted.
Objective 2 Objective is determined by the faculty member doing the course-based assessment once every three years.

Outcome L Foundation: Art-3

An understanding of the historical and cultural contexts for artists and their works.
Objective 3 Objective is determined by the faculty member doing the course-based assessment once every three years.

Outcome M Foundation: HP-1

Explain how historical knowledge is created, including chronological thinking, a comprehension of primary sources, and historical analysis and interpretation.
Objective 4 Objective is determined by the faculty member doing the course-based assessment once every three years.

Outcome N Foundation: HP-2

Analyze different cultures and ways of life, including those of the United States, or a consideration of the common problems and shared humanity among different peoples of the world.
Objective 5 Objective is determined by the faculty member doing the course-based assessment once every three years.

Outcome O Foundation: HP-3

Evaluate historical understanding through the examination of various human endeavors, such as social, political, scientific/technological, economic, and philosophical/religious/aesthetic activities.
Objective 6 Objective is determined by the faculty member doing the course-based assessment once every three years.

Outcome P Foundation: MS-1

Explain principles and questions that define computer science, logic, mathematics, or statistics.
Objective 7 Objective is determined by the faculty member doing the course-based assessment once every three years.

Outcome Q Foundation: MS-2

Apply techniques for problem solving including recognition of key elements, the choice of suitable methods for solving a problem, and the appropriate application of these methods.
Objective 8 Objective is determined by the faculty member doing the course-based assessment once every three years.

Outcome R Foundation: PL-1

Explain principles and questions that define philosophy or literature and its contributions to human knowledge and civilization.
Objective 9 Objective is determined by the faculty member doing the course-based assessment once every three years.

Outcome S Foundation: PL-2

Explain the relationship between the works discussed, the cultures in which they were created, and the human concerns they illuminate.
Objective 10 Objective is determined by the faculty member doing the course-based assessment once every three years.

Outcome T Foundation: PL-3

Analyze and interpret one or more primary texts as a major portion of course content.
Objective 11 Objective is determined by the faculty member doing the course-based assessment once every three years.

Outcome U Foundation: PS-1

Explain methodologies physical scientists use to explore and understand the physical universe.
Objective 12 Objective is determined by the faculty member doing the course-based assessment once every three years.

Outcome V Foundation: PS-2

Explain ways in which physical scientists use observations and theory to explain and predict the structure and processes of the physical universe.
Objective 13 Objective is determined by the faculty member doing the course-based assessment once every three years.

Outcome W Foundation: PS-3

Explain fundamental concepts, principles, and issues of the physical sciences.
Objective 14 Objective is determined by the faculty member doing the course-based assessment once every three years.

Outcome X Foundation: LS-1

Explain how life scientists investigate and understand the physical universe.
Objective 15 Objective is determined by the faculty member doing the course-based assessment once every three years.

Outcome Y Foundation: LS-2

Explain unifying concepts of the life sciences such as evolution and cellular organization and organisms.
Objective 16 Objective is determined by the faculty member doing the course-based assessment once every three years.

Outcome Z Foundation: SBS-1

Explain how knowledge in the social and behavioral sciences is created and applied.
Objective 17 Objective is determined by the faculty member doing the course-based assessment once every three years.

Outcome [ Foundation: SBS-2

Explain major approaches, methods, theories, and substantive findings of the field.
Objective 18 Objective is determined by the faculty member doing the course-based assessment once every three years.

Outcome \ Foundation: SBS-3

Weigh and apply ideas and claims from the social and behavioral sciences outside the classroom.
Objective 19 Objective is determined by the faculty member doing the course-based assessment once every three years.

Outcome ] Foundation: WRT-1

Apply general academic writing conventions for language, development, organization, and format.
Objective 20 Objective is determined by the faculty member doing the course-based assessment once every three years.

Outcome ^ Foundation: WRT-2

Engage in the writing process, including invention, planning, organizing, revising, and editing.
Objective 21 Objective is determined by the faculty member doing the course-based assessment once every three years.

Outcome _ Foundation: WRT-3

Apply at least one academic citation and documentation system (such as MLA or APA style).
Objective 22 Objective is determined by the faculty member doing the course-based assessment once every three years.

Outcome ` Cultures: US-1

Explain the historical trajectories and consequences, worldviews, languages, and/or ways of life of diverse cultures within the United States.
Objective 23 Objective is determined by the faculty member doing the course-based assessment once every three years.

Outcome a Cultures: US-2

Explain how social constructions of ethnicity/race and at least one of the following social attributes shape group and individual identities: gender, class, abilities, age sexual orientation, religion, or common history.
Objective 24 Objective is determined by the faculty member doing the course-based assessment once every three years.

Outcome b Cultures: GP-1

Explain how culture affects people’s efforts to understand, use, and survive in their environments, and how these efforts, in turn, affect culture.
Objective 25 Objective is determined by the faculty member doing the course-based assessment once every three years.

Outcome c Cultures: GP-2

Explain within a cultural context the worldviews, language, or ways of life of societies, nations, regions, or peoples located outside of the United States.
Objective 26 Objective is determined by the faculty member doing the course-based assessment once every three years.

Outcome d Issues: G.1

Explain how complementary and competing perspectives contribute to the ongoing discussion about globalization.
Objective 27 Objective is determined by the faculty member doing the course-based assessment once every three years.

Outcome e Issues: Health.1

Explain how complementary and competing perspectives contribute to the ongoing discussion about health.
Objective 28 Objective is determined by the faculty member doing the course-based assessment once every three years.

Outcome f Issues: HR.1

Explain how complementary and competing perspectives contribute to the ongoing discussion about human rights.
Objective 29 Objective is determined by the faculty member doing the course-based assessment once every three years.

Outcome g Issues: Identity.1

Explain how complementary and competing perspectives contribute to the ongoing discussion about identity.
Objective 30 Objective is determined by the faculty member doing the course-based assessment once every three years.

Outcome h Issues: IIT.1

Explain how complementary and competing perspectives contribute to the ongoing discussion about information, innovation, and technology.
Objective 31 Objective is determined by the faculty member doing the course-based assessment once every three years.

Outcome i Issues: S.1

Explain how complementary and competing perspectives contribute to the ongoing discussion about sustainability.
Objective 32 Objective is determined by the faculty member doing the course-based assessment once every three years.

Outcome j Issues: Health.2

How to link course material to health.
Objective 35 Objective is determined by the faculty member doing the course-based assessment once every three years.

Outcome k Issues: G.2

How to link course material to globalization.
Objective 33 Objective is determined by the faculty member doing the course-based assessment once every three years.

Outcome l Issues: HR.2

How to link course material to human rights.
Objective 34 Objective is determined by the faculty member doing the course-based assessment once every three years.

Outcome m Issues: Identity.2

How to link course material to identity.
Objective 36 Objective is determined by the faculty member doing the course-based assessment once every three years.

Outcome n Issues: IIT.2

How to link course material to information, innovation, and technology.
Objective 37 Objective is determined by the faculty member doing the course-based assessment once every three years.

Outcome o Issues: S.2

How to link course material to sustainability.
Objective 73 Objective is determined by the faculty member doing the course-based assessment once every three years.