LGBT Resource Center
- Outcome A Foundations and Skills for Lifelong Learning
- Outcome B Critical Thinking (undergraduate)
- Outcome C Intercultural Knowledge and Competence (undergraduate)
Assessment of Student Outcomes
Outcome A Foundations and Skills for Lifelong LearningLifelong learning is all purposeful learning activity, undertaken on an ongoing basis with the aim of improving knowledge, skills and competence." An endeavor of higher education is to prepare students to be this type of learner by developing specific dispositions and skills while in school. Students will: Learn how to find, evaluate, and use resources to explore a topic in depth.Explore a topic in depth, yielding a rich awareness and/or little-known information indicating intense interest in the subject.Complete required work, generates and pursues opportunities to expand knowledge, skills, and abilities.Look beyond requirements, and show interest in pursuing knowledge independently.Make references to previous learning and attempts to apply that knowledge and those skills to demonstrate comprehension and performance in novel situations.Review prior learning with some depth, revealing slightly clarified meanings or indicating a somewhat broader perspectives about educational or life events.
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.
• Assess relevant information, perspectives and assumptions.
• Construct logical conclusions based on reason and evidence.
• Formulate novel approaches or create innovative interpretations.
• Evaluate the novel approaches or innovative interpretations..
Outcome C Intercultural Knowledge and Competence (undergraduate)Intercultural Knowledge and Competence is "a set of cognitive, affective, and behavioral skills and characteristics that support effective and appropriate interaction in a variety of cultural contexts.”
• Develop knowledge and understanding of diverse perspectives, global awareness, or other cultures.
• Recognize new perspectives about own cultural rules and biases.
• Demonstrate understanding of the complexity of elements important to members of another culture in relation to its history, values, politics, communication styles, economy, or beliefs and practices.
• Interpret intercultural experience from the perspectives of own and more than one worldview and demonstrates ability to act in a supportive manner that recognizes the feelings of another cultural group.
• Articulate understanding of cultural differences in verbal and nonverbal communication (e.g., demonstrates understanding of the degree to which people use physical contact and is able to negotiate a shared understanding based on those differences).
• Ask questions about other cultures and seeks out answers to these questions that reflect multiple cultural perspectives.
• Initiate and develop interactions with culturally different others. Begins to suspend judgment in valuing their interactions with culturally different others.