​The following General Education Learning Outcomes were proposed by the Learning Outcomes Assessment Committee in Fall 2016 and a pilot of the assessment process took place in Spring 2017 and Spring 2018. A final version was formally adopted by the Academic Senate in March 2019.

1. Written Communication and Critical Thinking

NVC Area D1, NVC Area D3, IGETC Area 1, CSU Area A

English, Business, Philosophy, Speech

  • Create and communicate thoughts, ideas, and information effectively (ILO 1.1)

  • Read and interpret college-level texts (ILO 2.1)

  • Conduct research and obtain information from reliable sources (ILO 2.2)

2. Physical and Biological Sciences, Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning

NVC Area A, IGETC Area 5, CSU Area B1 and B2

NVC Area D2, IGETC Area 2, CSU Area B4

Anthropology, Environmental Science, Astronomy, Geography, Chemistry, Biology, Geology, Health Occupations, Earth Science, Physics, Mathematics

  • Apply scientific principles to measure and observe the physical world (ILO 3.7)

  • Understand the relationship between human behavior and the physical environment (ILO 3.2)

  • Analyze, evaluate, and synthesize information (ILO 2.4)

  • Conduct calculations and solve problems using quantitative reasoning (ILO 2.7)

3. Social Sciences and Behavioral Sciences

NVC Area B, IGETC Area 4, CSU Area D and E

Administration of Justice, History, Anthropology, LGBT, Political Science, Child Family Studies, Psychology, Counseling, Sociology, Economics, Philosophy, Speech, English, Engineering

  • Evaluate and apply the principles and methodologies used by the social and behavioral sciences

  • Examine issues in their contemporary as well as historical settings and in a variety of cultural contexts

4. Arts & Humanities

NVC Area C, IGETC Area 3, CSU Area C

Arts, Art History, Digital Arts & Graphic Design, Dance, Film, Humanities, Music, Photography, Theater, Modern Languages, English, History, Philosophy, Child and Family Studies

  • Understand artistic expression and the role of art in culture, history, and social critique (ILO 3.3)

  • Identify unique features among various cultures (ILO 3.5)

  • Describe and demonstrate intercultural competency (ILO 3.6)

5. Self-Development

CSU Area E, NVC PE/Health Education requirement

Child Family Studies, Counseling, Health, Psychology, Sociology, Dance, Physical Education

  • Assess individual knowledge, skills, and abilities (ILO 4.1)

  • Set goals and develop plans to achieve them (ILO 4.2)

  • Receive constructive criticism and respond appropriately (ILO 4.4)


 Spring 2018 Results

Area 1 (Draft) GELO1sum.docx

Area 2 (Draft) GELO2sum.docx

Area 3 (Draft) GELO3sum.docx

Area 4 (Draft) GELO4sum.docx

Area 5 (Draft) GELO5sum.docx