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General Education Assessment Plan

General Education Mission

Illinois Eastern Community Colleges provide students an equitable and inclusive education by building a foundation of values, attitudes, and skills necessary to become responsible and concerned citizens and lifelong learners possessing the ability to think critically, communicate effectively, and solve problems in a diverse global society.

1. Communication – To prepare students to communicate effectively by expressing information or ideas orally and in writing.

1.1.    Students will demonstrate the effective command of written communication by presenting a clear idea or central position with relevant supporting information, developing focused, unified paragraphs including an introduction and conclusion, and using appropriate language and tone. (C)

1.1.1.      Assigned – English Communications General Education Courses

1.1.2.      Timeline – Academic Year 2019-2020

1.1.3.      Assessment Tool – IECC Writing Rubric 

1.2.   Students will demonstrate effective command of oral communication by presenting a clear topic or central position with relevant supporting information, transitioning from idea to idea, and using appropriate language and tone. (C)

1.2.1.      Assigned – English Communications General Education Courses

1.2.2.     Timeline – Academic Year 2019-2020

1.2.3.     Assessment Tool - IECC Speech Rubric 

2. Information Literacy – To enable students to effectively research and ethically use information.

2.1.   Students will apply information literacy skills in order to determine needed information, identify credible sources, evaluate sources critically, and use information both effectively and ethically. (IL)

2.1.1.      Assigned – English Communications General Education Courses

2.1.2.     Timeline – Academic Year 2018-2019

2.1.3.     Assessment Tool - IECC Information Literacy Rubric 

3. Critical Thinking – To promote the exploration of issues, ideas, artifacts, and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion.

3.1.   Students will apply methods of critical thinking to investigate scientific or societal issues and engage in informed, rational decision-making.

3.1.1.      Assigned – Life & Physical Sciences General Education Courses

3.1.2.     Timeline – UNDER PROGRAM REVIEW

3.1.3.      Assessment Tool – UNDER REVIEW

3.2.  Students will apply methods of critical thinking to investigate real-world problems in order to develop informed solutions

3.2.1.     Assigned – Mathematics General Education Courses

3.2.2.    Timeline – Academic Year 2019-2020

3.2.3.    Assessment Tool – IECC General Education Critical Thinking Rubric 

4. Quantitative Reasoning – To foster a habit of mind, competency, and comfort in working with numerical data in order to reason and solve quantitative problems.

4.1.  Students will apply quantitative literacy skills to interpret and analyze scientific data, observations, and measurements to draw conclusions and communicate results.

4.1.1.      Assigned – Life & Physical Sciences General Education Courses

4.1.2.     Timeline – UNDER PROGRAM REVIEW

4.1.3.     Assessment Tool – UNDER REVIEW

4.2.Students will apply quantitative literacy skills to real-world problems by using arithmetic, geometric, or statistical methods, interpreting mathematical models, and representing mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically, or verbally.

4.2.1.     Assigned – Mathematics General Education Courses

4.2.2.    Timeline – Academic Year 2018-2019

4.2.3.    Assessment Tool – IECC General Education Quantitative Reasoning Rubric 

5. Human & Cultural Understanding – To develop the personal and social responsibility of students by recognizing diverse cultural perspectives.

5.1.   Students will compare and contrast various cultural or historical perspectives by illustrating the behavioral, ethical, musical, or visual aspects of it in order to understand the complexities of a diverse global society.

5.1.1.       Assigned – Humanities & Fine Arts General Education Courses

5.1.2.      Timeline – Academic Year 2018-2019

5.1.3.      Assessment Tool – IECC General Education Human & Cultural Understanding Rubric 

5.2.  Students will compare and contrast individual or societal behaviors, major beliefs, experiences, events, ideas, or values that have shaped human history, culture, or societies in order to understand the diverse global society.

5.2.1.      Assigned – Social & Behavioral Science General Education Courses

5.2.2.     Timeline – Academic Year 2019-2020

5.2.3.     Assessment Tool – IECC Human & Cultural Understanding Rubric 

6. Ethical & Civic Responsibility– To cultivate the ethical behavior and civic responsibility of students by engaging in the local and global communities.

6.1.  Students will compare and contrast significant issues affecting local or global communities to prepare themselves to engage in political or non-political processes of society by connecting their knowledge of issues with their attitudes and beliefs while demonstrating the ability or commitment to work within the community context to achieve a civic aim.

6.1.1.      Assigned – Social & Behavioral Science General Education Courses

6.1.2.     Timeline – Academic Year 2018-2019

6.1.3.     Assessment Tool – IECC Ethical & Civic Responsibility Rubric 

6.2.  Students will describe ethical issues that have shaped human history or cultures, or are present in today’s society by identifying their own core values in relation to the issues, differentiating the cultural or historical perspectives and context in an informed manner, and displaying a clear understanding of societal or civic responsibilities that are impacted.

6.1.1.      Assigned – Humanities and Fine Arts General Education Courses

6.1.2.     Timeline – Academic Year 2019-2020

6.1.3.     Assessment Tool – IECC Ethical & Civic Responsibility Rubric