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General Education Redesign Domains

At the first meeting of the General Education Implementation Working Group, participants were asked to identify the essential competencies and attributes of a learner that a General Education should develop. The resulting 300+ responses yielded nearly 200 discrete elements. These have been clustered below into 30 domains, with the elements that comprise them listed below.

Basic Math concepts, Computational Skills, Proof (basic) idea
Empirical & Quantitative Skills
Foundational Math Skills (enough to succeed in courses and life)
General Math Skills
Math/Science Literacy
Mathematically Quantitative literacy appropriate to one's goals
Number and Math Relationships
Computational Skills (Numbers)

Ability to process the scientific method (critical thinking)
Ability to understand the basics of scientific methods
Understand how to apply scientific method to solve problems
Use the Scientific Method to test a Hypothesis
Knowledge of Science & Philosophy
Mature Knowledge of Science (Physics, Chemistry) & Scientific Methods
Physical world and the rules that govern it

Serviced and Engagement (citizenship)
Social Responsibility
Civic Awareness
Civic Knowledge
Civil Literacy
Necessary to engage and transact in a social political discourse
Key to expression and participation in society

Appreciation of the Arts and Literature
Recognizing and appreciating beauty in Art and various other forms of artistic expression
Understanding of Creative Arts
Contemplating the humanities through beauty
Appreciation of Arts & Literature (Foreign Language)
Approach of Arts

Consumer Economics
Understanding of business & economics
Social Science Human Experience
Sociology- Understanding classes and distinction in society
Understanding aspects of human behavior

Appreciation of the role ethics in society
Ethical Competency
Ethical Reasoning
Make Ethical reasonable judgement/ decisions
Moral Development, Moral reassuring ethics
Essential to demonstrate personal accountability and make sound decisions

Financial Literacy
Personal Finance

Ability to see and create connections between coursework and personal interests
Ability to synthesize information from a variety of sources into a cohesive summary
Draw knowledge experience from disparate subject areas to solve problems
Synthesis info and ideas

Professionalism (timeliness, disagreeing professionally)
Real World Experience
Soft Skills - appropriate behavior in class and work place

Analytical skills/ Critical Thinking
Analyze issues to make decisions about issues
Analyzing theories, ideas, propositions, arguments
Be a critical consumer of information (skeptic)
Critical Thinking -problem solving -Math - Economics - Sciences
Critical Thinking & Communication
Critical Thinking Analysis & Evaluation
Critical thinking, reasoning, writing
Reflecting about learning about self drawing applicable conclusions from reflection
Utilize multiple methods of inquiry

Ability to listen and understand feedback from various alternative perspectives and cultures
Acceptance of Diverse cultures/Awareness and Appreciation of culture
Address perspectives other than one's own while discussing difficult questions
Appreciate diversity in all of its forms (global perspective)
Appreciation Cultural Competencies
Cultural Awareness, Compentency Appreciation
Develop an attitude of perspective taking (see multiple perspectives)
Dialogue with diverse viewpoints
Diversity Cultural
Evaluate/Apply Diverse Perspectives
Understand local culture products
Value, Respect, and learn from diverse cultures, races, areas, genders, sexual orientations, religions

Global Perspective/ Study Abroad/ International Perspectives
Understand global culture products
Understanding / Appreciation of Global Culture and History
Ability to engage in a global and technological economy
Global Citizenship
Global Cultural Awareness
Understand global history
Understanding of global affairs: engagement with culture, globalization
Elemental to Understanding the World and the Human Condition

Information Literacy

Ability to apply all of the core competencies in a general correlation to solve a problem
Ability to apply knowledge skills in variety of settings
Create solutions for environmental problems
Logic and Reasoning --> quantitative and qualitative
Problem Solving (individually, Collaboratively, synthetically)
Reasoning (Linguistic, Quantitative, Qualitative, Scientific)
Reasoning/ Strategy
Solve vague & complicated real-world problems
Work and Decision Making
Problem Solving
Representing and Analyzing ideas quantitatively

Mature Ability in Communication (Reading, writing, skills in oral presentations)
Communication (verbal)
Communication Skills/ Ability to Verbally Speak in various settings/ Write Well
Express a coherent argument orally
Ability to speak persuasively

Arts- creativity
Creative Thinking
Creating artistically, practically, intellectually
Researching, finding, evaluating, using info

An appreciation for the arts as an expression of the human condition
Visual & Performing Arts
Understanding the Human Perspective/ Humanities (Visual & Performing Arts)
Understanding the role of the Fine Arts in society

Core Knowledge of American Political process
Knowledge base- civics, history, literature
Knowledge of our system of govt. and how it works
Understand political process
Understand the American Democratic Process and Be prepared to participate

Knowledge of history, government, culture, global cultures
Ability to understand and learn from the past (history)
Be conversant with history of civilization
General Historical Information
Historical Perspectives and awareness
History -sourcing - understanding primary and secondary sources -distinguishing
Interpreting events in historical and current content
Knowledge of World History & Literature
Understand local history

Scientific Reasoning- understanding data & evidence (data literacy)
Scientific thinking process
Understand the Scientific Method and other ways of knowing
Understanding of the scientific method

Quantitative Literacy
Ability to compare and Analyze data and information
Ability to determine accuracy of information/data and Ability to use info effectively
Computer/ Digital Data Literacy
Data and Computing
Gather, Analyze and Interpret Data
Understand/Interpret Data
Understanding of Computer Science Data Analysis
Computational Thinking -data analysis -tools - Competency

Knowledge of and Fluency in another language
Basic Communication Skills, including foreign language
Communication, written, oral, Digital (Reading)
Language Acquisition

Leadership Skills
Leading & Teaming
Leverage the strengths of others to achieve common goals
Project Management

Ability to accept same level of ambiguity
Ability to give form to one's individuals passions
Ability to prioritize actions and next steps
Ability to react in an agile manner to new information
Ability to reflect- on and learn from one's own mistakes
Be nice to everyone- Soft Skill Piece
Demonstrate emotional intelligence
Environmental and Sustainability Awareness
Personal Well Being, Social skills
Resilience/ Willingness to Fail Perseverance
Demonstrate personal accountability

Communicate in writing with effective organization and grammatical corrections
Effective Communication -Writing
Express thoughts clearly in writing
"Professional" writing specific to your field
Ability to read and write in clear coherent sentences
Ability to write persuasively
Basic writing skills
Write concisely, correctly in ways that are coherent

Ability to learn and relearn (lifelong learners)
Appreciation for learning and growth
Developing an attitude of lifelong learning
Access various loads of resources to acquire new knowledge & skills
Philosophy Self-Reflection
Purpose of their education

Computer Literacy
Digital Citizenship
Knowledge of technological impacts on society
Basic technology usage skills
Knowledge and use of technology (current) adaptability, flexibility
Technological comfort & competence
Technology practical uses
Technology literacy
Utilize technology & other sources to access relevant information

Necessary to productive engagements and successful endeavors
Ability to work & contribute to teams and group partnerships
Ability to work in a team (as lead a participant)
Ability to work in groups
Build Collaborative Relationships
Collaboration Skills, Leadership Skills and Awareness
Interpersonal Relationship Skills

Literature- Enjoying a corpus and reading a whole book
Read & able to synthesize what is read
Read & comprehend others' ideas

Articulation of ideas with clarity and evidence
Communicate effectively & persuasively with a variety of audiences
Communication Skills in different medias
Effective Communication
Multi-modal communication