Sep 26, 2020  
2019-2020 Student Handbook 
2019-2020 Student Handbook

General Learning Outcomes

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Faculty shall determine a set of General Learning Outcomes that will be assessed in all academic programs. Common learning outcomes is integrated and aligned, with a mature, faculty-led academic assessment process championed by the Academic Assessment Team (AAT), requiring on-going college-wide departmental and program assessment.  Northark’s common outcomes for student learning, which are identified as six General Learning Outcomes (GLOs), are widely recognized and promoted through the use of common syllabi throughout departments.

Each instructional department links its courses to the College’s GLOs which are assessed through Embedded Assessments and collected every semester. Results of assessment are presented to academic leaders on an annual basis in order to address gaps that inform the departmental action plans for the following year.

When students have completed the general education component of their studies, they should be able to demonstrate mastery in:

  1. Critical thinking and problem solving across disciplines.
  2. Life skills in areas such as teamwork, interpersonal relationships, ethics, and study habits.
  3. Clearly communicating in written and oral formats.
  4. Using technology appropriate for learning.
  5. Understanding issues of a diverse global society.
  6. Using math and/or statistical skills.

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