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  • General Education Assessment

    The Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) is a statewide General Education Core Curriculum transfer agreement, which is used by more than 100 participating colleges and universities in Illinois.  Students can consult www.itransfer.org or consult with a Lewis and Clark academic advisor to see the courses approved in Illinois as general education core courses.  These courses appear under five categories:

    • Communication
    • Mathematics
    • Physical & Life Sciences
    • Humanities & Fine Arts and
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences

    At Lewis and Clark Community College the faculty have also identified six general education learning outcomes that all students should acquire as a result of completing a certificate or degree at the College.  These learning outcomes are embedded in courses across the curriculum.  Lewis and Clark faculty teach and assess these six general education learning outcomes:

    • Critical Thinking
    • Math Reasoning
    • Writing
    • Speaking/Oral Presentation
    • Teamwork Skills
    • Diversity Awareness

    Lewis and Clark faculty may use common rubrics for any of these six outcomes to assess a cohort of students the GEAC team has described as “generally educated.” The cohort’s criteria include a minimum of 30 completed hours at L&C and a sampling of completed general education core courses and, in the case of one general education core course, current or completed enrollment. Students in this cohort automatically show up in Blazernet when faculty are ready to submit scores. Please see the document below, titled “GEAC User Guide,” for more details and screenshots related to identifying the GEAC cohort in your courses and submitting scores in Blazernet. The GEAC team greatly appreciates any student scores faculty are able to share.

    The following are links to rubrics for each of the six General Education Learning Outcomes and the names of the faculty leads for each outcome. Faculty should consult with these faculty leads to learn how they can embed general education learning in their courses.