# DCC+GenEd+Core+Competency+Matrix by keralaguest

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DCC GenEd Core Competency/Student Learning Outcome Matrix
Standard Competencies and GenEd Outcomes                                     (Adapted from Institutional Effectiveness Associates’ Presentation, 2005)
I) Basic Skills Competencies                          II) Knowledge/Understanding                  III) High Order Thinking Skills          IV) Values Development
Competencies
a) Reading                                                                                        a) Critical thinking                      a) Commitment to democratic
a) Historical perspective                                                                foundations
b) Writing                                                                                        b) Logical reasoning
b) Literary styles                                                                    b) Respect for cultural
c) Speaking                                                                                       c) Scientific/Abstract
diversity/cultural integrity
c) Culture                                     inquiry
d) Listening
c) Appreciation for aesthetics
d) Meaning of numerical                     d) Concept integration
e) Performing mathematical
data                                                                               d) Awareness of self within local
calculations
and global concerns
e) Global perspective
f)   Demonstrating basic computer
skills                                           f)    Impact of technology

GenEd Core Competency/Characteristics                                Stage 1 – Foundation                    Stage 2 – Proficient                   Stage 3 – Mastery
Computation                                    Students competent at a               Students competent at a                Students competent at a
foundation-level of computation,      proficient-level of computation,       mastery-level of computation
Students who take math at DCC, regardless of the
can add, subtract, multiply, and      apply core knowledge from              are able to build formulas to
course, will develop math competence in these areas:
divide with real numbers. They        foundation-level courses to solve      solve problems. They can
 using mathematical information presented in verbal,                  are able to look up information       problems that have more than           create graphs and charts from
graphical and symbolic form,                                         in a table, read a table, and         one operation and can use a            data and are able to explain
answer specific questions about       calculator to do that. They are        what the data mean. They can
 using reasoning skills to interpret and analyze data
the information in the table.         able to compare a variety of           use a calculator to verify
 using technology to solve mathematical problems                      They are able to use a calculator     data presented in multiple             calculations and to analyze
to solve mathematical problems.       forms.                                 graphical data.
Graduates will have a general understanding of
computational methods, meaning:                                        Proficient level competence           Mastery level competence builds        At this level, the student should
builds upon this knowledge, so        upon these skills, so success in       be prepared to (future courses?
 the ability to manipulate mathematical language
success in higher level courses       higher-level Math courses              Transfer?). . .
above the basic computational level.
depends upon achieving the            depends upon achieving the
The skills at this level enable a
 the ability to organize information and to recognize                 learning outcomes that                learning outcomes that
student to do such things as
patterns among different phenomena.                                  demonstrate a foundation level        demonstrate a proficient level of
(problems/situations?) . . .in
of competence.                        competence.
 an understanding of the importance of logic and self-                                                                                             the "real world."
discipline in solving problems.                                      The skills at this level enable a     The skills at this level enable a
student to . . .                      student to analyze (certain
problems?). . . .
Courses/SLOs that build this competence

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GenEd Core Competency/Characteristics                                 Stage 1 – Foundation                     Stage 2 – Proficient                     Stage 3 – Mastery

Written and Critical Thinking                            Students competent at a                 Students competent at a                  Students competent at a
foundation-level of Written and         proficient-level of Written and          mastery-level of Written and
Students will be able to write and read satisfactorily in
Critical Thinking . . .(ie. “are able   Critical Thinking . . .(ie. “are able    Critical Thinking . . .(ie. “are
an organized and critical manner. The following
to identify. . .recognize. .            to confirm. . .compare. . .survey.       able to formulate. . .critique. .
characteristics will be assessed: clarity, can provide
.summarize. . .)                        . .)                                     .construct. . .)
support, recognizes assumptions, reflects alternative
approaches, sees implications, invents new problems,                   Proficient level competence             Mastery level competence builds          The skills at this level enable a
prioritizes/sees relationships, can be applied, and                    builds upon this knowledge, so          upon this knowledge, so success          student to do such things as. .
demonstrates integrity. The student will (are these                    success in higher level courses         in higher level courses depends          .in the "real world."
course objectives or assessment methods?):                             depends upon achieving learning         upon achieving learning
At this level, the student should
outcomes at the foundation              outcomes at the foundation
 Write a well-organized paper using appropriate                                                                                                        be prepared to. . .(transfer?
level.                                  level.
documentation.                                                                                                                                        Apply?)
 Read a document and demonstrate a comprehensive
response.
 Identify the theme and setting of a written document.
Graduates will have a general understanding of the
English language meaning:
 The ability to describe, report, order and analyze facts
and opinions.
 The ability to distinguish between facts and opinions,
to synthesize facts and opinions, and to think critically.
 The ability to compose and express a series of related
thoughts, unified in content and coherent in language.
Courses/SLOs that build this competence

Oral Communication                              Students competent at a                 Students competent at a                  Students competent at a
foundation-level of Oral                proficient-level of Oral                 mastery-level of Oral
Students will be able to conduct public speaking
Communication . . .(ie. “are able       Communication . . .(ie. “are able        Communication . . .(ie. “are
activities, small group communication skills, and
to describe . . . restate. .            to explain . . .apply. . .report. . .)   able to point out. . .construct. .
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GenEd Core Competency/Characteristics                                Stage 1 – Foundation                       Stage 2 – Proficient                    Stage 3 – Mastery
interpersonal communication. The student will (are                     .confirm. . .)                                                                    .recommend. . .)
Mastery level competence builds
these course objectives or assessment methods?):
Proficient level competence              upon this knowledge, so success          The skills at this level enable a
 Perform a clear oral presentation employing correct                  builds upon this knowledge, so           in higher level courses depends          student to do such things as. .
grammar and follow a rubric on oral presentations.                   success in higher level courses          upon achieving learning                  .in the "real world."
depends upon achieving learning          outcomes at the foundation
At this level, the student should
outcomes at the foundation               level.
be prepared to. . .(transfer?
level.
Apply?)
Courses/SLOs that build this competence

Applied Technology                              Students competent at a                  Students competent at a                  Students competent at a
foundation-level of Applied              proficient-level of Applied              mastery-level of Applied
Students will be able to apply basic computer
Technology . . .(ie. “are able to        Technology. . .(ie. “are able to         Technology. . .(ie. “are able to
technology when using systematic and critical
locate . . . select. . .describe. . .)   apply . . .solve. . .classify. . .)      analyze. . .design. . .produce. .
processes. The student will (are these course objectives
.)
or assessment methods?):                                               Proficient level competence              Mastery level competence builds
builds upon this knowledge, so           upon this knowledge, so success          The skills at this level enable a
 Use the Internet to identify newsworthy events.
success in higher level courses          in higher level courses depends          student to do such things as. .
depends upon achieving learning          upon achieving learning                  .in the "real world."
outcomes at the foundation               outcomes at the foundation
At this level, the student should
level.                                   level.
be prepared to. . .(transfer?
Apply?)
Courses/SLOs that build this competence

Citizenry                                   Students competent at a                  Students competent at a                  Students competent at a
foundation-level of Citizenry . .        proficient-level of Citizenry. .         mastery-level of Citizenry. . .(ie.
Students will recognize individuals’ values, understand
.(ie. “are able to recognize . . .       .(ie. “are able to relate . .            “are able to construct. .
and respect for the values of others and implementation
define. . .locate. . .)                  .generalize. . .differentiate. . .)      .evaluate. . .infer. . .)
of values in society. The student will (are these course
objectives or assessment methods?):                                    Proficient level competence              Mastery level competence builds          The skills at this level enable a
builds upon this knowledge, so           upon this knowledge, so success          student to do such things as. .
 Identify conflicting viewpoints and alternative
success in higher level courses          in higher level courses depends          .in the "real world."
solutions to solve any problems.

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GenEd Core Competency/Characteristics                                 Stage 1 – Foundation                    Stage 2 – Proficient                 Stage 3 – Mastery
depends upon achieving learning       upon achieving learning
At this level, the student should
outcomes at the foundation            outcomes at the foundation
be prepared to. . .(transfer?
level.                                level.
Apply?)

Courses/SLOs that build this competence

Cultural Expression                             Students competent at a               Students competent at a               Students competent at a
foundation-level of Cultural          proficient-level of Cultural          mastery-level of Cultural
Students will identify different cultural responses to
Expression . . .(ie. “are able to     Expression. . .(ie. “are able to      Expression. . .(ie. “are able to
environment demands, and recognize cultural diversity.
describe . . . confirm. .             compare . . .model. . .interpret. .   hypothesize. . .formulate. .
The student will (are these course objectives or
.distinguish. . .)                    .)                                    .reccommend. . .)
assessment methods?):
Proficient level competence           Mastery level competence builds       The skills at this level enable a
 Identify a diverse issue in society and be able to
builds upon this knowledge, so        upon this knowledge, so success       student to do such things as. .
construct an appropriate response related to a societal
success in higher level courses       in higher level courses depends       .in the "real world."
issue.
depends upon achieving learning       upon achieving learning
At this level, the student should
Graduates will have a general understanding of how                     outcomes at the foundation            outcomes at the foundation
be prepared to. . .(transfer?
selected essential works of the human imagination and                  level.                                level.
Apply?)
intellect improve the ability to comprehend human
experience, meaning:
 Insight into human experience in other places and at
other times.
 The ability to reflect on experience, beliefs, and
values.
 An understanding and appreciation of at least one of
the areas associated with the fine arts – drama,
poetry, music, historical and imaginative literature,
philosophy, and rhetoric.
Courses/SLOs that build this competence

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GenEd Core Competency/Characteristics                                Stage 1 – Foundation                    Stage 2 – Proficient                     Stage 3 – Mastery
Leadership                                    Students competent at a                Students competent at a                 Students competent at a
Students will be able to lead and participate in activities
.(ie. “are able to describe . . .      .(ie. “are able to defend . .           .(ie. “are able to contribute. .
and will develop the capability for self-direction. The
confirm. . .distinguish. . .)          .model. . .interpret. . .)              .plan. . .develop. . .)
student will (are these course objectives or assessment
methods?):                                                             Proficient level competence            Mastery level competence builds         The skills at this level enable a
builds upon this knowledge, so         upon this knowledge, so success         student to do such things as. .
 Demonstrate and lead or participate in a creative
success in higher level courses        in higher level courses depends         .in the "real world."
activity.
depends upon achieving learning        upon achieving learning
At this level, the student should
outcomes at the foundation             outcomes at the foundation
be prepared to. . .(transfer?
level.                                 level.
Apply?)
Courses/SLOs that build this competence

Logic                                     Students competent at a                Students competent at a                 Students competent at a
foundation-level of Logic. . .(ie.     proficient-level of Logic. . .(ie.      mastery-level of Logic. . .(ie.
Students will be able to demonstrate the use of
“are able to identify . . . match. .   “are able to predict . . .apply. .      “are able to hypothesize. .
applicable scientific techniques collect observations and
.locate. . .)                          .show. . .)                             .formulate. . .solve. . .)
evaluate the validity of the conclusion. The student will
(are these course objectives or assessment methods?):                  Proficient level competence            Mastery level competence builds         The skills at this level enable a
builds upon this knowledge, so         upon this knowledge, so success         student to do such things as. .
 Follow sequential steps to analyze and solve a
success in higher level courses        in higher level courses depends         .in the "real world."
scientific problem.
depends upon achieving learning        upon achieving learning
At this level, the student should
 Use basic scientific language and processes in drawing               outcomes at the foundation             outcomes at the foundation
be prepared to. . .(transfer?
a conclusion concerning scientific phenomena.                        level.                                 level.
Apply?)
Graduates will have general understanding of the
physical world, meaning:
 An understanding of at least one branch of the natural
sciences.
 The ability to follow the sequential steps necessary to
analyze and solve a problem.
 The ability to recognize when the absence of data
impedes the formation of a sound conclusion.
Courses/SLOs that build this competence

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GenEd Core Competency/Characteristics                                Stage 1 – Foundation                    Stage 2 – Proficient                   Stage 3 – Mastery

Social Issues                                  Students competent at a               Students competent at a                Students competent at a
foundation-level of Social Issues.    proficient-level of Social Issues. .   mastery-level of Social Issues. .
Students will be able to identify significant philosophies
. .(ie. “are able to define . . .     .(ie. “are able to analyze . .         .(ie. “are able to synthesize. .
and lifestyles which societies and individuals have
identify. . .locate. . .)             .classify. . .demonstrate. . .)        .formulate. . .recommend. . .)
experiences, beliefs and values. The student will (are                 Proficient level competence           Mastery level competence builds        The skills at this level enable a
these course objectives or assessment methods?):                       builds upon this knowledge, so        upon this knowledge, so success        student to do such things as. .
success in higher level courses       in higher level courses depends        .in the "real world."
 Identify a social issue.
depends upon achieving learning       upon achieving learning
At this level, the student should
 Clearly analyze a question by producing answers that                 outcomes at the foundation            outcomes at the foundation
be prepared to. . .(transfer?
illustrate a synthesis and integration of data.                      level.                                level.
Apply?)
Graduates will have a general understanding of the
social and individual behavior of human beings,
meaning:
 The ability to analyze a social issue.
 The ability to formulate analytical questions about
behavior.
 The ability to locate sources for data.
 An understanding of at least one of the basic
disciplines in the social sciences and how its principles
and theories are applied to an understanding of
human behavior.