Core Curriculum Assessment


Core Curriculum Requirement


Learning Goal

Click on each individual rubric below to see specific criteria.

Common Intellectual Experience (CIE)

CIE Learning Goals


Students should be able to demonstrate an appreciation for making and regarding art.  Art Rubric

Diversity in the United States

Focusing in a substantive or comparative way on aspects that tend to differentiate groups in American Society.  Diversity Rubric

Foreign Languages

Demonstrate intellectual discipline. Describe their understanding across cultures. Foreign Languages Rubric

Global Diversity

Focusing on issues that deal entirely or in a comparative way with cultures originating from outside the United States or Western Europe.  Global Rubric


Describe their view of the human experience.  Humanities Rubric

Laboratory Science

Demonstrate scientific literacy (scientific reasoning). Demonstrate awareness of issues of science as they influence the individual and society.  Lab Science Rubric


Demonstrate deductive reasoning skills.  Mathematics Rubric

Quantitative Reasoning

Demonstrate experience with quantitative data.  Quantitative Rubric

Social Science

Describe the complex relationship of the individual and society.  Social Science Rubric

Updated 1/6/2016

Additional areas of the curriculum were assessed based on recommendations from our accrediting agency in the publication, “Students Learning Assessment: Options and Resources” (Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 2007).  

Recommended by MSCHE


Critical Analysis and Reasoning

Explain issues/problems that will be considered critically. Use information from sources to investigate a point of view or conclusion. Show awareness of context and assumptions. Take a position (perspective, thesis/ hypothesis). Make conclusions connected to related outcomes (implications and consequences).

Critical Analysis and Reasoning Rubric (updated 2018)

Information Literacy & Technological Competency

Recognize technology tools that can facilitate learning, writing and basic understanding of society (TC). Effectively use a spectrum of basic computer technologies (such as, but not limited to, the web, Office software, e-mail, blogging, social media) (TC). Determine and access the tools necessary to find the best information (IL). Use discipline-specific technologies to collect, gather and analyze data (TC). Evaluate and use information critically (IL). Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose (IL). Use retrieved information in an ethical and responsible way (IL). Recognize and adapt to new technologies they have not yet been confronted with (TC). 

Information Literacy and Technological Competency Rubric

The current core curriculum was approved by the faculty on December 6, 2000. Global Diversity and Diversity in the United States courses were added by the faculty on February 7, 2000. Learning goals were based on language describing the core curriculum found on pages 10 and 11 of the 2014/2015 college catalog.