General Education Core Abilities

Faculty Assembly approved changes to descriptions of core abilities, fall, 2006.

1.   Thinking:
Students engage in the process of inquiry and problem solving.

2.   Ethical Decision Making:
Students respond to ethical issues, using informed value systems.

3.   Communication:
Students speak and write to suit varied purposes, audiences, disciplines, and contexts.

4.   Aesthetic Sensitivity:
Students engage in and critically reflect upon artistic experiences.

5.   Cultural Sensitivity:
Students understand their own and other cultural traditions and demonstrate a respect for the diversity of the human experience.

6.   Community Involvement:
Students demonstrate social responsibility by serving their communities.