General Education Goal IV: Understanding Responsibilities of Community Membership


General education prepares students to become informed, active, and engaged members of local, national, global, and virtual communities.  Responsible community members live thoughtfully and purposefully, with concern for the well-being of both self and others.  In a world in which political and economic security, environmental sustainability, and global health are constant challenges, learning and problem-solving require communal participation.


Student Learning Outcomes

Civic Literacy: Students will evaluate and apply knowledge from their academic discipline and/or experiences to inform their civic engagement

Civic Identity and Engagement: Students will provide evidence of experience in civic-engagement activities and describe what they have learned about themselves as it relates to a sense of civic identity and continued commitment to public action.

Civil Communication: Students will demonstrate the ability to engage in civil and reasoned discourse to benefit the community through civic action.

Ethical Self-Awareness: Students will analyze core beliefs in relation to complex, multilayered ethical issues and their interrelationships in local, national, global, or virtual communities.

Ethical Application: Students will apply ethical concepts and analyze implications in local, national, global, or virtual communities.

Perspectives of Others: Students will interpret experiences within diverse cultures, communities, or perspectives and demonstrate the ability to act in a supportive manner.