General Education Assessments

  • The College maintains general education outcomes and key indicators which are:

    1. Regularly reviewed
    2. Endorsed by the AAPC, the Academic Standards Committee, the Faculty Assembly and the Board of Trustees
    3. Applicable to all of its academic degree programs

    Under the guidance of the AAPC, GEO assessment is performed in five cycles, each lasting a full academic year. All faculty members are encouraged to participate in the general education process each year by completing both Part A and Part B of the General Education Form.

    The AAPC is responsible for maintaining general education assessment procedures and policies, drafting general education outcome rubrics, providing guidance to participating faculty members, analyzing general education results and recommending improvement plans to the faculty as a whole.

    General Education Outcomes and Key Indicators

    Analysis/Thinking/Problem Solving

    Morton College graduates will be able to reason using a variety of analytical tools and processes in a wide array of contexts. The graduate will be able to:

    • Collect, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information
    • Use appropriate ways of thinking or methods to solve problems
    • Evaluate proposed solutions and their consequences

    Communication

    Morton College graduates will be able to communicate clearly, coherently, and accurately with varied audiences and for a range of purposes. The graduate will be able to:

    • Write clearly and persuasively in a variety of forms to a variety of audiences
    • Speak clearly and persuasively in a variety of forms to a variety of audiences
    • Comprehend oral presentations from a variety of speakers

    Diversity and Global Awareness

    Morton College graduates will be able to recognize the interconnectedness of diverse and global societies. The graduate will be able to:

    • Describe and assess his or her own cultural perspectives and values
    • Identify and describe human cultures and their interactions
    • Articulate the personal and societal benefits of diversity.

    Ethics

    Morton College graduates will be able to use ethical perspectives to make decisions. The graduate will be able to:

    • Identify significant facts relevant to ethical choices, questions, or situations
    • Compare and contrast differing ethical perspectives
    • Articulate how ethical frameworks influence personal and professional choices and responsibilities
    • Apply ethical perspectives to personal, academic, professional, and civic problems or issues.

    Literacy

    Morton College graduates will be able to demonstrate academic or professional literacy within varied content areas. The graduate will be able to:

    • Read critically within varied content areas using appropriate strategies
    • Use current terminology specific to the field of study and/or degree