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ERIC Number: ED421184
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 42
Abstractor: N/A
Educational Outcomes and Competencies across the Curriculum.
McCain, Anita K.; Hine, Terry; Wolfertz, Joanne
As part of an effort to evaluate college effectiveness and ensure student academic achievement, St. Vincent's College, a small two-year health science college in Bridgeport, Connecticut, formed a task force to develop general education outcomes across the curriculum. The college's general education core curriculum consists of 25 credits, including classes in English composition, mathematics, psychology, sociology, ethics, religious studies, physical/biological sciences, and a humanities elective. The task force determined that students completing the core should possess basic communication, math, research, and critical thinking skills; an appreciation of the humanities and of society; a knowledge of scientific principles; and ethics and values. The task force then developed competencies for each of these outcomes using a modified DACUM process. Finally, through surveys and reviews of syllabi and exams, the task force determined that competency-based learning experiences were being provided across the curriculum at the college. Based on task force results, appropriate instruments could then be developed to measure outcomes. Two appended tables present the DACUM Matrix of Curriculum Outcomes developed by the task force and a list of outcomes and competencies across the curriculum, showing the nursing, radiography, and general education courses that teach each competency. (BCY)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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