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GEC Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

Document Number: ACAD--105 Revision #: 1.0
Document Owner: Executive VP Date Last Updated: 07/11/2013
Primary Author: VP for Academic Affairs Status: Approved
Date Originally Created: 11/22/2011

General Description

Goals and student learning outcomes within the framework of the mission and goals of the University.


Delineation of information.


All faculty, staff, students, and administrators

Responsibility: VP for Academic Affairs
VP for Academic Affairs

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Relevant Knowledge: In order to comply with this policy you should know:
Current University policy
Standard company policies
Standards of good practice

Terms and Definitions: Additional training

Corrective Action

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Policy Provisions

Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

1. To develop critical thinking, sound reasoning, and logical communication.

2. To enhance literacy in writing, reading, speaking, and listening.

3. To encourage mathematical organization and skills.

4. To foster respect and understanding of science and scientific inquiry.

5. To provide a historical awareness.

6. To encourage continuing respect for the other peoples and cultures.

7. To provide attentiveness to one’s own values and to those of others.

8. To develop a consciousness and appreciation of the arts.

9. To promote lifelong scholarship.


1. Critical Thinking, Sound Reasoning and Logical Communication

1.1 Demonstration of Critical Thinking

1.2 Demonstration of Sound Reasoning

1.3 Demonstration of Logical Communication


2. Literacy in Writing, Reading, Speaking, and Listening

2.1 Writing

2.1.1 Develop essays with sufficient and Logical Support

2.1.2 Develop clearly organized essays, designed with readers’ needs in mind

2.1.3 Write with clarity and grammatical competence and use conventional punctuation and spelling

2.1.4 Write with a degree of rhetorical sophistication, consistently achieving a clear purpose

2.1.5 Express that coursework in composition has prepared them to write effectively (objective not SLO)

2.2 Reading, Speaking, and Listening

2.2.1 Demonstration of ability to ascertain and seek knowledge through reading

2.2.2 Demonstration of the ability to speak as well-educated, literate professionals

2.2.3 Demonstration of comprehension and professionalism in auditory communication


3. Mathematical Organization and Skills

3.1 Interpret mathematical formulas and graphs and draw inferences from them

3.2 Represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, and numerically

3.3 Use arithmetical, algebraic, and geometric methods to solve problems

3.4 Estimate and check answers to mathematical problems in order to determine reasonableness


4. Respect and Understanding of Science and Scientific Inquiry

4.1 Demonstrate literacy in communicating about scientific topics

4.2 Articulate and understanding of the Scientific Process

4.3 Able to analyze scientific data, interpret results, and evaluate the ethical implications


5. Historical Awareness

5.1 Demonstrate knowledge of historical facts, themes, and ideas

5.2 Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate historical knowledge and reasoning in writing

5.3 Articulate to illustrate contacts among societies in terms of interactions, benefits/costs


6. Respect for other people and cultures

6.1 Perceive any given event from more than one cultural viewpoint

6.2 Gain an appreciation of their cultural heritage and how that has shaped their attitudes and opinions

6.3 Recognize and celebrate cultural diversity


7. Attentiveness to ones own values and those of others

7.1 Articulate a coherent ethical framework from which they made decisions

7.2 Actively cultivate an appreciation for diversity and alternative perspectives

7.3 Recognize the importance of accountability, integrity, and willingness to accept responsibility


8. Consciousness and appreciation of the arts

8.1 Describe how art/music is influenced / expressed by the time/culture of their creation

8.2 Analyze the principle elements found in the visual arts and/or the musical arts

8.3 Formally analyze selected works of art and/or music according to principles discussed


9. Life Long Scholarship

9.1 Demonstration of continual pursuit of knowledge and Cognitive enrichment


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Performance Evaluation
Performance Metrics: Compliance with standard policy and procedure
Compliance with federal mandate

Consequences: Further training

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Subject Experts
The following may be consulted for additional information.
VP for Academic Affairs

VP for Academic Affairs

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