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College-wide Abilities with Measurable Indicators

Responsibility

Students will develop the ability to recognize, understand and accept ownership for their learning by self-assessing, demonstrating, and evaluating behaviors that support the learning situation.
The following are measurable indicators of responsibility:

  • Set and recognize priorities
  • Communicate needs and make decisions
  • Make and follow through on commitments
  • Demonstrate respect for self and others
  • Understand work ethic
  • Make ethical decisions
  • Work independently as well as cooperatively to develop an awareness and sense of responsibility to the larger community
  • Recognize academic and personal obstacles to learning and have strategies to overcome them

Communications (Oral and Written)

Students will demonstrate the ability to create meaning between themselves and their audience; learn to listen, read, speak, and write effectively using graphics, electronic media, computers and quantified data.
The following are measurable indicators of communication:

  • Read and listen analytically with understanding and openness toward another point of view
  • Write and speak clearly, accurately, and fluently with a sense of continuity
  • Organize information to develop and support a main idea
  • Analyze information and persuade an audience
  • Receive, analyze, and present information through visual media
  • Demonstrate skill in gathering information from and within a specific field
  • Collect and organize information about a topic through observation, library or applied laboratory research
  • Evaluate information on the basis of its origin, viewpoint, currency, relevance, and completeness
  • Analyze, interpret, and synthesize information

Problem Solving

Students will be able to access, evaluate, and apply information from a variety of sources and in a variety of contexts.
The following are measurable indicators of problem solving:

  • Formulate questions
  • Recognize the need for both quantitative and qualitative information
  • Recognize that accurate and complete information is the basis for effective decision-making
  • Identify available technologies and analytical methods
  • Analyze information, critically recognizing viable solutions
  • Understand connections and apply knowledge among various disciplines
  • Use one's own creativity to generate diverse possible solutions (recognizing that making errors is part of the process)
  • Formulate reasoned solutions and interpret them to others
  • Evaluate and test solutions for validity and appropriateness

Global Awareness

Students will demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of the world: its scientific complexity, its social diversity, and its artistic variety. The following are measurable indicators of global awareness:

  • Demonstrate understanding and openness toward another point of view
  • Use intercultural and/or international perspectives
  • Observe, listen and respond appropriately
  • Make justifiable inferences
  • Recognize bias, stereotyping, and manipulation
  • Analyze, interpret, and synthesize information
  • Evaluate information on the basis of its origin, viewpoint, relevance and completeness


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