The Assessment of General Education at
Central Piedmont Community College
2000-2001 General Education Goals and Courses Used for Assessment during the 2004-2005 Academic Year
General Ed Goal
Reading - Students will demonstrate the ability to obtain meaning from printed, electronic, and graphical resources.
Communication – Students will effectively communicate both orally and in writing. Students will demonstrate the ability to locate, critically evaluate, and present information.
Mathematics – Students will apply mathematical concepts and skills to analyze, manipulate, and interpret quantitative data.
Computer Skills – Students will demonstrate the basic computer skills necessary to function in a technological world.
Critical Thinking / Problem solving – Students will demonstrate an understanding of solving problems by recognizing the problem; reviewing information about the problem; developing plausible solutions; and evaluating results.
Pilots being developed:
Cultural Awareness – Students will demonstrate knowledge of cultural differences.
Social / Behavioral Sciences – Students will demonstrate an understanding of the influence of the individual on group behavior and conversely, the influence of the group on the individual.
Natural Sciences – Students will demonstrate comprehension of the major steps of the scientific method.
Humanities / Fine Arts – Students will demonstrate knowledge of the humanities and critical skills in assessing cultural/artistic merit and significance.