GENERAL EDUCATION COMPETENCY GRID
2018-2019 (updated February 2018)
1. Critical Thinking
A. Select, analyze, interpret, evaluate and defend a claim (orally and/or written) using a range of source materials.
B. Solve problems using mathematical and scientific reasoning.
C. Apply information to a variety of new situations.
2. Communication Skills
A. Create written responses that demonstrate clear purpose, logic, organization, support and proper mechanics.
B. Develop and deliver oral presentations that demonstrate clear purpose, logic, organization, support and proper mechanics.
C. Create visual representations that demonstrate clear purpose, logic, organization, support and proper mechanics.
3. Cultural, Societal, and Environmental Awareness
A. Analyze the impact of historical and political events.
B. Examine ways to enhance and embrace multicultural diversity.
C. Discuss how cultural, societal or environmental changes can impact a population.
4. Consumer and Personal Wellness
A. Analyze the process and develop a framework for making personal finance decisions.
B. Analyze wellness, fitness, and nutrition scenarios pertaining to daily health and wellness choices.
· Fall data will be collected and spring reviews by instructors from all campuses will determine needed adjustments.
· Starting Fall 2018, each division will collect fall data on competency 1, 2 and either 3 or 4.
Note: In addition to the competencies listed above, the General Education Committee has emphasized the importance of a knowledge of and exposure to the arts and humanities. Because of the diversity of humanities offerings, one standardized measure is not employed; however, students must complete six credit hours of humanities for general education requirements. Leadership was also recognized as a valued competency but will be developed throughout the curriculum rather than through a single course.