GCC CORE COMPETENCIES (Institutional Learning Outcomes)
1) Communication

a) Reading
b) Writing
c) Listening
d) Speaking and/or Conversing and/or Debating
e) Interpersonal Interactions

Definition: Learners express themselves clearly and concisely to others in logical, well-organized papers and/or verbal presentations using documentation and quantitative tools when appropriate. Learners listen, understand, debate, and use information communicated by others.

2) Mathematical Competency/Quantitative Reasoning

a) Interpret and Construct Mathematical Models
b) Solve Problems Using Quantitative Models
c) Construct Arguments Using Numerical/Statistical Support

Definition: Learners understand, interpret, and manipulate numeric or symbolic information; solve problems by selecting and applying appropriate quantitative methods such as arithmetic, quantitative reasoning, estimation, measurement, probability, statistics, algebra, geometry and trigonometry; and present information and construct arguments with the use of numerical and/or statistical support.

3) Information Competency

a) Research Strategies
b) Information Location/Retrieval
c) Evaluation of Information
d) Ethical & Legal Use of Information

Definition: Learners recognize the need for information and define a research topic; select, access, and use appropriate sources to obtain relevant data; evaluate sources for reliability and accuracy; and use information in an ethical and legal manner.

4) Critical Thinking

a) Evaluation
b) Analysis and/or Synthesis
c) Interpretation and/or Inference
d) Problem Solving
e) Construct and/or Deconstruct Arguments

Definition: Learners evaluate the credibility and significance of information, effectively interpret, analyze, synthesize explain, and infer concepts and ideas; solve problems and make decisions; and construct and deconstruct arguments.

5) Global Awareness and Appreciation:

a) Scientific Complexities
b) Social and Cultural Diversity
c) Artistic Expression and Variety
d) Ethical Reasoning
e) Environmental Issues
f) Politics

Definition: Learners recognize and analyze the interconnectedness of global, national, and local concerns, analyzing cultural, political, social and environmental issues from multiple perspectives; they recognize the interdependence of the global environment and humanity.

6) Personal Responsibility

a) Self Management
b) Self Awareness
c) Physical Wellness
d) Study Skills

Definition: Learners demonstrate an understanding of the consequences, both positive and negative, of their own actions; set personal, academic and career goals; and seek and utilize the appropriate resources to reach such goals.

7) Application of Knowledge

a) Computer Skills
b) Technical Skills
c) Workplace Skills
d) Lifelong Learning

Definition: Learners maintain, improve and transfer academic and technical skills to the workplace; demonstrate life-long learning skills by having the ability to acquire and employ new knowledge; and set goals and devise strategies for personal and professional development.
Last updated: 4/19/2012 1:40:37 PM