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GPC is committed to equipping students with the knowledge skills and habits essential for educated persons to realize their potential as learners, workers and citizens in a global society.

A student who completes the core curriculum at Georgia Perimeter College will be able to

  1. Communicate effectively through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
  2. Demonstrate effective problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
  3. Understand, interpret, and communicate quantitative data.
  4. Locate, organize, and analyze information through the use of a variety of computer applications.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of the arts and literature in the human experience.
  6. Recognize and apply scientific inquiry in a variety of settings.
  7. Identify, analyze, and evaluate global economic, political, historical, and geographic forces.
  8. Identify and apply the basic concepts of wellness.
  9. Apply the knowledge of personal, societal, and cultural development to living and working in a culturally diverse environment.
 
     
 
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  General Education Outcomes & Competencies  
     
Outcome Competency Multiple Indicators Assessment Criteria
Students will communicate effectively through oral communication, reading & writing
Reading
Students' success rate on the Regents' Test 60% of all students will pass the Regents test on their first try
Students' satisfaction with educational experiences as related to GEO 70% will rate their skills as "some improvement" or above
Writing
Students' success rate on the Regents' Test 60% of all students will pass the Regents Essay on their first try
Students' satisfaction with educational experiences as related to GEO 70% will rate their skills as "some improvement" or above
Oral Communication
Students' performance on assessment of outcomes in COMM 1201 70% of all students will score a C or above on their assessment
Students' satisfaction with educational experiences as related to GEO 80% will rate their skills as "some improvement" or above
Demonstrate effective problem-solving and critical thinking skills(i.e., organizing, interpreting, and evaluating ideas
Critical thinking
Students' success rate in ENGL 1102 & with assigned research paper 60% of all students will receive a C or above on their res. Paper
Students' performance on course-based assessment test questions requiring higher order thinking skills 60% or above will receive a C or above on assessment exams
Students' satisfaction with educational experiences as related to GEO 70% will rate their skills as "some improvement" or above
Problem Solving
Students' exposure to group problem-solving 70% or above will receive a C or above on assessment exams
Understand, interpret, and communicate quantitative data
Mathematics
Students' performance on assessmentof outcomes in math courses Math 1101, Math 1111, Precalculus and Calculus 70% or above will receive a C or above on assessment exams
Students' satisfaction with educational experiences as related to this GEO 70% will rate their skills as "some improvement" or above
Locate, organize, and analyze information through the use of a variety of computer applications
Computer Skills
Students' performance on assessment of outcomes in courses in which the computer plays an integral roll in the instructional process, e.g., CISM 2601, CSCI 1301 and ATEC 1203 60% or above will receive a C or above on assessment exams
Students' satisfaction with educational experiences as related to this GEO 70% will rate their skills as "some improvement" or above
Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of arts & literature in the human experience
Appreciation of the arts
Students' performance on assessment of learning outcomes in humanities electives, e.g., ARTS 1301, DRMA 1301, MUSC 1301, FILM 1301 60% or above will receive a C or above on assessment exams
Students' satisfaction with educational experiences as related to this GEO 70% will rate their skills as "some improvement" or above
Understand basic scientific theories and apply scientific inquiry in a variety of subjects
Knowledge of scientific theories
Students' performance on assessment of learning outcomes in science courses 60% or above will receive a C or above on assessment exams
Critical thinking in scientific areas
Students' performance on the Assessment of learning outcomes in laboratory science courses 60% or above will receive a C or above on assessment exams
Students' satisfaction with Educational experiences as related to this GEO 70% will rate their skills as "some improvement" or above
Identify, analyze, and evaluate global economic, political, historical, and geographic forces
Knowledge
Students' performance on assessmentof learning outcomes for courses, e.g.,POLS 1101, SOCI 1101, and ANTH 1102 60% or above will receive a C or above on assessment exams
Students' satisfaction with educational experiences as related to this GEO 70% will rate their skills as "some improvement" or above
Critical thinking
Students' performance on assessment test questions requiring higher order thinking skills in courses such as POLS1101, SOCI 1101, and ANTH 1102 60% or above will receive a C or above on assessment exams
Students' satisfaction with educational experiences as related to this GEO 70% will rate their skills as "some improvement" or above
Identify and apply the basic concepts of wellness
Knowledge
Students' performance on assessment of learning outcomes in PHED 1101 60% or above will receive a C or above on assessment exams
Students' satisfaction with educational experiences as related to this GEO 70% will rate their skills as "some improvement" or above
Application of wellness concepts
Students' performance on specific class activities in PHED 1101 requiring application of wellness concepts 60% or above will receive a C or above on assessment exams
Students' satisfaction with educational experiences as related to this GEO 70% will rate their skills as "some improvement" or above
Apply the knowledge of personal, societal, and cultural development to living and working in a culturally diverse World
Awareness of diversity
Students' performance on assessment of learning outcomes in courses such asHIST 2111 , HIST 2112 and GEOG1101 60% or above will receive a C or above on assessment exams
Students' satisfaction with educational experiences as related to this GEO 70% will rate their skills as "some improvement" or above
 
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