College Wide Abilities

The college conducts systematic assessment of the five College Wide Abilities on a rotating cycle.  The assessment is coordinated by the Student Learning Assessment Committee and the results are compiled by the OIR.  The results are summarized and presented to the Instructional Council.

Communicate Effectively

An effective communicator successfully exchanges oral or written messages appropriate to a variety of audiences and contexts.

If Met, the student consistently or always successfully exchanges oral or written messages appropriate to a variety of audiences and contexts.

Such as: Student consistently conveys ideas clearly, adapts communication based on purpose, has audience awareness, and is receptive to giving and receiving feedback.

If Un-Met, the student never or infrequently successfully exchanges oral or written messages appropriate to a variety of audiences and contexts.

Such as: Student does not consistently convey ideas clearly, adapt communication based on purpose, have audience awareness, and is not receptive to giving and receiving feedback.

Computation

An effective problem solver evaluates and processes quantitative and symbolic data including but not limited to graphs, equations, charts, and diagrams.

If Met, the student consistently or always evaluates and processes quantitative and symbolic data.

Such as: Student consistently interprets the majority or entirety of the problem correctly and creates and applies a strategy that is effective, and communicates a solution that is effective and well-structured.

If Un-Met, the student never or infrequently evaluates and processes quantitative and symbolic data.

Such as: Student does not consistently interpret the majority or entirety of the problem correctly and does not create and apply a strategy that is effective, and does not consistently communicate a solution that is effective and well-structured.

Critical Thinking

A critical thinker questions, searches for answers and understanding, evaluates ideas and information, and develops and supports meaningful conclusions.

If Met, the student is consistently or always able to question, search for answer and understanding and evaluate ideas.

Such as: Student consistently questions, searches for answers and understanding, evaluates ideas and information, and develops and supports meaningful conclusions.

If Un-Met, the student is never or infrequently able to question, search for answers and understanding and evaluate ideas.

Such as: Student does not consistently question, search for answers and understanding, evaluate ideas and information, and/or develop and support meaningful conclusions.

Ethics

An ethical thinker understands ethical responsibilities in both academic and professional contexts.

If Met, the student consistently or always understands ethical responsibilities.

Such as: Student consistently identifies and analyzes ethical issues and responsibilities and can articulate the implications of ethical theories.

If Un-Met, the student never or infrequently understands ethical responsibilities

Such as: Student does not consistently identify or analyze ethical issues or apply appropriate solutions to ethical questions and/or situations.

Multicultural Awareness

A multiculturally aware individual will have knowledge of the diverse cultural values, beliefs, and practices of self and others in order to interact successfully in the world.

If Met, TBD

If Un-Met, TBD