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ERIC Number: ED131874
Record Type: RIE
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Services to Explore the Feasibility of Defining Performance Outcomes of AA Degrees. Report to State of Florida Department of Education on DOE Project 740-190.
Parnell, Walter A., Jr.
Members of a task force from Lake City Community College met with task force members from the University of North Florida in order to examine the feasibility of defining performance outcomes for the Associate of Arts degree. Subsequently, a list of outcomes was formulated. Listed herein are fundamental qualities desired for all Associate of Arts graduates, each measurable against specified minimum standards. The performance outcomes are grouped in 10 areas of competency: (1) logical thinking; (2) communications skills; (3) reading; (4) writing; (5) computational skills; (6) physical, biological, and social science skills; (7) competencies in literature, philosophy, history, and religion; (8) knowledge of the physical and psychological self, and the self in social context; (9) an understanding of personal and cultural values; and (10) applied aesthetic skills. Additional competencies for the student having a declared major or clear career objective include achievement of a 3.0 grade point average and development of library research skills. Preparation of term papers and projects using library skills and other related competencies are suggested as is independent reading in anticipation of university courses. (Author/JDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
Authoring Institution: Lake City Community Coll., FL.