Released 02/14/2018; Revised CR 01/24/2022; Revised definition & CR 03/28/2022
A college education implies, in part, the attainment of knowledge and skills in broad areas such as quantitative reasoning, communication, civic responsibility, and information literacy. This general education is included in every program, empowering our students to be productive citizens, successful employees, and lifelong learners.
Quantitative Reasoning (QR) is the ability to understand and manipulate numerical representations of data.
Civic Responsibility (CR) is understanding the political, economic, social, and global influences on society and our contribution to society.
Information Literacy (IL) is the ability to find and use information and evaluate its reliability.
Communication (CM) is the ability to exchange information and ideas using various methods of delivery, such as writing and speaking.
Outcomes & Assessment Summary, Updated ARC 26 Feb. 2018
ARC adopted the model shown below for creating and assessing Gen. Ed. outcomes. The competencies will be the same across the board (whatever they may be) but the outcomes for transfer degrees would be determined by ARC and the outcomes for the occupational degrees would be determined by program leads. Assessment for all outcomes will be conducted by the Assessment Committee.