Cochise College

CATALOG 2014-15

Cochise College General Education Outcomes

Students fulfill general education requirements at Cochise College by demonstrating competency in the following: communication, creativity, critical thinking, diverse and global perspectives, information literacy, and technology literacy.

  • Communication: Students, using writing and speaking skills, individually and collaboratively, discover, organize, and communicate information, ideas, and arguments in a clear and effective manner appropriate to the audience and purpose.
  • Creativity: Students perform one or more of the following: analyze, evaluate, and reflect on aesthetic experiences; propose innovative solutions to technical, scientific, social, or individual problems; produce artifacts of self-expression.
  • Critical Thinking: Students employ logical, analytical, analogical, and reflective reasoning in combination with scientific, mathematical, humanistic, or artistic inquiry to solve problems effectively.
  • Diverse and Global Perspectives: Students demonstrate an understanding of the diversity of human experience and the interdependent roles of historical, cultural, socio-economic, geographic, and ecological influences on this experience.
  • Information Literacy: Students recognize that information is needed, and they use both traditional and modern technologies to effectively locate, evaluate, and apply the needed information.
  • Technology Literacy: Students apply technological skills and processes to effectively acquire, manage, and present information.

Cochise College is committed to continuous improvement in order to provide the best possible service. A key part of this commitment involves assessing student learning outcomes. Assessment, which occurs apart from the regular grading of student work, is conducted by faculty using tests, research papers, projects, presentations, or standardized examinations to discover how well students who have passed a course actually achieved the expected learning goals. Faculty members analyze the results so they can develop strategies to help improve student learning in the future. Faculty are also engaged in the assessment of general education outcomes embedded in their programs.