Georgia College Learning Goals and Outcomes

What do our IC-bGers think about the newly adopted GC Shared Learning Goals?  or the CUBE Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)?

[What’s the CUBE you ask?  Why that is the new name for the GC Core Curriclum (GCCC = C3 = CUBE)]

GC’S UNIVERSITY SHARED LEARNING GOALS (USLGS)

  1. Written and Oral Communication:  Integrate effective speaking and writing skills in multiple contexts.
  2. Critical Thinking: Use effective critical thinking skills to analyze evidence.
  3. Global Understanding: Analyze and evaluate the diverse responses of peoples, cultures, societies, or groups to global issues.
  4. Informed Citizenship: Demonstrate an understanding of the responsibilities of informed citizenship in personal and professional contexts.

CUBE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Area A1: Communication Skills

  • SLO-1. Students will be able to communicate clearly in written English that meets conventional standards of correctness.

Area A2: Quantitative Skills

  • SLO-2. Students will be able to interpret mathematical information and concepts in verbal, numeric, graphical, and symbolic form. Students will be able to interpret mathematical information and concepts in verbal, numeric, graphical, and symbolic form.

Area B: Institutional Options

  • SLO-3. Students will be able to explain multiple intellectual approaches that clarify or respond to problems, topics, themes, and/or issues.

Area C: Humanities, Fine Arts, and Ethics

  • SLO-4. Students will be able to explain how texts and works of art in the humanities address human experiences.
  • SLO-5. Students will be able to evaluate multiple perspectives on ethical issues.

Area D: Natural Sciences, Math, and Technology

  • SLO-6. Students will be able to use technology to facilitate problem- solving.
  • SLO-7. Students will be able to use critical observation and analysis to model and/or predict natural phenomena.
  • SLO-8. Students will be able to evaluate mathematical and/or quantitatively-based arguments.

Area E: Social Sciences

  • SLO-9. Students will be able to interpret social science research from various sources.

US Perspectives (US)

  • SLO-10. Students will be able to evaluate the diverse responses of peoples, groups, and cultures within the United States to historic and/or contemporary issues, themes, or topics that impact the United States.

Global Perspectives (GL)

  • SLO-11. Students will be able to evaluate diverse responses of peoples, cultures, societies, and groups to historic and/or contemporary global issues, themes, or topics.

Critical Thinking Plan (CT)

  • SLO-12. Students will be able to use appropriate tools to:
    • Implement effective search strategies.
    • Evaluate sources for relevance, authority, and format (primary vs. secondary sources, scholarly vs. popular, print vs. online).
  • SLO-13. Students will be able to effectively explain and analyze evidence in support of an argument.
  • SLO-14. Students will be able to form logical conclusions from information presented.
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About Dr. J. Metzker

I believe in the power of a liberal education to transform individuals and society. I am currently the Executive Director of the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence. Formerly, I led a community engagement initiative and held a full professorship in chemistry at a public liberal arts university. I am a proud product of The Evergreen State College.
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