General Education Student Learning Outcomes Resources

CoM College Learning Outcomes:

  1. Written, Oral and Visual Communication: Communicate effectively in writing, orally and/or visually using traditional and/or modern information resources and supporting technology.
  2. Scientific and Quantitative Reasoning: Locate, identify, collect, and organize data in order to then analyze, interpret or evaluate it using mathematical skills and/or the scientific method.
  3. Critical Thinking: Differentiate between facts, influences, opinions, and assumptions to reach reasoned and supportable conclusions.
  4. Problem Solving: Recognize and identify the components of a problem or issue, look at it from multiple perspectives and investigate ways to resolve it.
  5. Information Literacy: Formulate strategies to locate, evaluate and apply information from a variety of sources - print and/or electronic.


College of Marin General Education (GE) Matrix:

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) for GE and Institutional Level

Student Learning Outcomes for GE and Institutional Level (Website, 7-18-2011) (NEW!)

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) for Student Services

SLO Resources/Program Review Resources (New! updated 7-29-2011)


General Education Assessment

Ohlone CCC: GE outcomes/matrix (click on links on page 2)

Foothill College's Institutional Outcomes rubrics:

Evergreen College GE Powerpoint:

Northeastern Illinois University:

Monterey Peninsula College:

Put Understanding First

The following quote is from: **Put Understanding First** While it concerns high school instruction, it is relevant to us as well.
We recommend that schools develop a public syllabus for every course, which articulates the course's transfer-meaning-acquisition priorities and concomitant assessments. Such an approach offers a practical means of freeing high school instruction from the dominance of the textbook and its emphasis on acquisition. The textbook should serve as a resource, but not as the syllabus.

"Put Understanding First" by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe
May 2008 | Volume 65 | Number 8
Reshaping High Schools Pages 36-41

American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)

VALUE Rubrics: Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education

General Information about the rubrics

Critical Thinking:
Critical Thinking
Critical Thinking Paper

Ethical Reasoning

Critical Thinking: Sample Exercises
Critical Thinking: Course Evaluations
Critical Thinking: Teaching Tips
Critical Thinking: Reflective Log
Critical Thinking; Peer Evaluation of Group Projects
Critical Thinking: Course Evaluation form
Holistic Critical Thinking Scoring Rubric

Oral Communication
Written Communication
Creative Thinking

Other areas of inquiry:

Improving Reading Comprehension

Quantitative Literacy
Information Literacy
Problem Solving
Inquiry Analysis
Civic Engagement

Levels of Knowing
Learning Through Discussion
Integrative Learning
Lifelong Learning
Intercultural Knowledge

Campus Culture Survey