ERIC Number: ED345764
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Report to the President on Student Learning Competencies: Lehigh County Community College.
Lehigh County Community Coll., Schnecksville, PA.
An overview is provided of the activities of the President's Study Group on Student Learning Outcomes, established in 1990 at Lehigh County Community College to identify associate degree and certificate competencies and to develop strategies for their implementation and assessment. Introductory materials list the Study Group's members and review its history and responsibilities. Next, a rationale, related classes and activities, measurement tools, and a "feedback loop" of followup surveys and audits are recommended for each of the following competencies: (1) competence in a program of study; (2) ability to think critically and creatively in new situations; (3) ability to communicate effectively with expressive and receptive skills; (4) ability to work with others; (5) ability to recognize relationships between academic disciplines; (6) ability to apply quantitative reasoning; (7) ability to use computers and related technology; (8) ability to conduct research using appropriate information systems; (9) ability to observe, analyze, and appreciate the human experience through the humanities and social sciences; (10) awareness of a person's role in the natural world and ability to react to and shape the environment; (11) ability to make ethical decisions in career and personal relationships; (12) the opportunity to gain confidence in one's academic potential and enhance one's self-image; and (13) ability to assess one's own skill levels, academic potential, and personal and professional strengths and limitations. The report concludes with six broad recommendations concerning competency implementation and assessment. Appendixes provide an array of Study Group materials, such as meeting minutes and a critical test review of the Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lehigh County Community Coll., Schnecksville, PA.