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General Education Assessment Overview 

General Education Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the HCC general education core curriculum should be able to demonstrate:

1. their ability to think critically

2. their ability to express themselves clearly in written and oral communication

3. their ability to express themselves effectively in quantitative terms

4. their understanding of and appreciation for the value and significance of culture

5. the scientific method of inquiry and the historical and contemporary impact of science on daily life

6. their understanding of global, political, social, economic, and historical perspectives

7. their ability to use technology to access, retrieve, process, and communicate information

There are 7 General Education student learning outcomes and 30 cluster outcomes assessed through several direct and indirect methods. The General Education Assessment Committee has been tasked by the General Education Committee to assess HCC's General Education program. The matrix below lists the measures and the time frame for assessment. For more information, use the links to the left to navigate through the General Education Assessment Information.

 

  General Education Courses

 

 

             Assessment Methods Assigned to Outcomes
  Outcome 1   Outcome 2   Outcome 3 Outcome 4       
 Direct Measures              
   CTE

 X

 X

         
   GEE

 

 X

         
   EMA              
 Indirect Measures              
   FEQ

 X

 X

 X

 X

     
   TER

 X

           
   GER              

                  Assessment by Year Given
    SP 10   FA 10   SP 11 FA 11  SP 12 FA 12   SP 13
                 
 CTE

ALL

 X

 X

 

 

 

 X

 GEE

FEW

 

 X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 FEQ

ALL

 X

 X

 X

 X

 X

 X

 TER

FEW

 X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EMA = Mathematics Essay
CTE = Critical Thinking Essay
EGE = General Education Essay
FEQ = Faculty Evaluation Questionnaire
TER = Test for Everday Reasoning
GER = General Education Rubric