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SFSC Assessment

General Education Outcomes

  1. General Education Outcome #1
    1. Students will be able to construct an essay that demonstrates excellent composition skills including a clear and thought-provoking thesis; appropriate and effective organization; lively and convincing supporting materials; effective sentence skills; and perfect or near perfect mechanics including spelling, and punctuation. (Rubric 1a)
    2. Students will be able to present a speech that is appropriate for the purpose, occasion, and audience; contains a clear and identifiable organizational structure and format; using language that is clear, vivid, and appropriate; and incorporates effective nonverbal behaviors including eye contact, gestures, facial expressions and posture. (Rubric 1b)
  2. General Education Outcome #2
    1. Students will be able to exhibit accurate and full explanations of deductive and inductive reasoning processes; discern differences and similarities among theories, view information from multiple perspectives; formulate questions; recognize sound and unsound arguments; distinguish facts from inferences and opinions; and demonstrate the ability to transfer thinking from the classroom to the real world. (Rubric 2)
  3. General Education Outcome #3
    1. Students will be able to identify relevant numerical information in mathematical or other concepts; apply mathematical and/or basic statistical reasoning to analyze data and graphs; represent and evaluate basic mathematical information verbally, numerically, graphically, and symbolically; propose and evaluate solutions; and apply mathematical concepts to the solution of real-life problems. (Rubric 3a)
    2. Students will be able to explain a scientific or biological idea by providing accurate facts; gather and critically evaluate data using the scientific method; analyze and apply scientific data, concepts, and models; evaluate and test a scientific hypothesis; and apply selected natural science concepts and theories to contemporary issues. (Rubric 3b)
  4. General Education Outcome #4
    1. Students will be able to locate and collect sufficient and accurate information necessary to solve a problem or support an argument; organize information; demonstrate an understanding of sources and types of information; and analyze information and sources critically to determine its quality and utility. (Rubric 4)
    2. Students will recognize the need for information; identify potential sources with or without technology; understand that accurate and complete information is the basis for intelligent decision making; and use information ethically and legally. (Rubric 4)
  5. General Education Outcome #5
    1. Students will be able to describe the cultural forces affecting the traditions of visual and auditory arts, social and historical events in western and non-western societies; and explain how international cultures, societies, political economics, and the environment relate to complex, modern world systems. (Rubric 5)
    2. Students will be able to demonstrate a mature perspective of cultural diversity; explain the complexity of their own cultural identities; and appreciate their own roles as members of the global community. (Rubric 5)