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Georgia Highlands College Educational Program Student Learning Outcomes

Business Team (Goal – Students will demonstrate a basic knowledge and perspective of business and economics.)

1) Students will demonstrate effective communication skills.

2) Students will demonstrate familiarity with business terms and concepts.

3) Students will demonstrate understanding of the basic principles of business and economics.

4) Students will demonstrate a mastery of the fundamental concepts of financial accounting

5) Students will demonstrate a mastery of the fundamental concepts of managerial accounting.

6) Students will demonstrate the ability to apply technology to business applications and problems.

7) Students will demonstrate the ability to understand the legal environment and its impact on business.

 

College Success (Goal – Students will develop or enhance the organizational, critical thinking, communication and study skills necessary for academic success.)

1) Students will demonstrate knowledge of GHC’s initiatives, resources, policies, and services.

2) Students will acclimate to college life through an understanding of general academic language, expectations, and procedures.

3) Students will reflect on developing self-awareness that will help him/her recognize, understand and adjust to changes in life, college, and work.

4) Students will practice study skills to improve academic performance.

5) Students will develop communication skills that display clear and correct expression, and critical analysis.

6) Students will demonstrate knowledge of semester planning and advising procedures.

7) Students will display an understanding of his/her role and contribution to workplace and community.

8) Students will reflect on diversity in ways that help towards a growing appreciation of it in college and the workplace.

9) Students will practice goal setting and decision making steps.

10) Students will develop problem solving and analytical skills, while demonstrating appropriate professional and social skills and behaviors.

 

Communication Team (Goal – Students will demonstrate the ability to write and speak logically, clearly, precisely, and the ability, through accurate reading and listening, to acquire, organize, present and document information and ideas.)

1) Students will demonstrate their ability to express ideas logically and clearly in standard written English.

2) Students will demonstrate their ability to read, analyze, and comprehend college level written texts.

3) Students will demonstrate their knowledge of and application abilities regarding effective human discourse for individual, interpersonal, and group setting.

4) Students will demonstrate their knowledge of and application abilities regarding effective human discourse in the non-verbal communication area.

5) Students will be able to demonstrate the components of effective and ineffective public speaking verbal and nonverbal behaviors.

6) Students will be able to demonstrate their ability to select and develop a topic for oral presentations.

7) Students will be able to demonstrate their ability to research and develop a topic for oral presentations.

8) Students will be able to demonstrate their ability to deliver a short, effective speech on a topic.

9) Students will be able to demonstrate their ability to present and discuss a topic in a small group setting.

10) Students will demonstrate the skill of using context clues to derive meaning of new vocabulary.

 

English I Team (Goal: Students will craft sentences consistent with standard written English and write effective short essays that contain sound writing, insightful content, and relevant ideas that are fully developed with thoughtful reasons and examples.)

1) Students will able to proofread and edit texts and correct errors in diction, mechanics and grammar in accordance with standard written English.

2) Students will be able to demonstrate their familiarity with relevant grammar and usage terminology. 

3) Students will be able to write a focused, organized, and well-developed piece of writing on a given topic using standard written English.

4) Students will demonstrate the ability to recognize and utilize the elements of effective writing including active voice, concrete nouns, precise word choice, strong verbs, conciseness, and use of descriptive details.

5) Students will be prepared to analyze and respond to readings, conduct research (including assessing a source’s credibility and citing sources), and successfully complete college-level writing assignments included in credit-bearing coursework beyond English 0099.

 

English II Team (Goals: Students will demonstrate the ability to write essays in standard written English; to revise, edit, and proofread for grammatical and mechanical errors; to construct arguments; and to research a topic using scholarly resources. Students will be able to demonstrate their knowledge of literary genres such as drama, short fiction, and poetry; students will be able to write well-developed essays, including formal research papers and cogent arguments. )

 1) Students will be able to recognize and correct grammatical and mechanical errors.

2) Students will demonstrate their ability to read, analyze, and comprehend college level written texts.

3) Students will be able to write a clearly organized and well-developed essay in standard written English within a one-hour time frame.

4) Students will be able to demonstrate an appropriate degree of information competence.

5) Students will demonstrate their ability to research a topic and write a formal, MLA style research paper. 

6) Students will be able to evaluate information and its sources critically and incorporate selected information into their writing.

7) Students will be able to differentiate between scholarly and non-scholarly resources.

8) Students will demonstrate their ability to read, analyze, and comprehend literary works from a variety of genres.

9) Students will be able to construct arguments.

10) Because argumentative writing is the basis of all rhetoric, students will be able to recognize and properly construct argumentative thesis statements.

 

English III Team (Goal: Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze and understand significant ideas from a variety of cultures, eras, and genres.)

1) Students will demonstrate an understanding of literature in its historical and cultural contexts.

2) Students will be able to identify in the work of prominent authors literary styles and social issues associated with the time period covered in the course.
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3) Students will demonstrate the ability to synthesize information to support ideas or arguments as they examine literary works.


4) Students will demonstrate effective use of appropriate literary terminology.

 

Health Sciences I Team (Goal -- Students will be adequately prepared to be successful on the NCLEX-RN exam and function in the role of a beginning RN.)

1) Students will assess the physical, developmental, emotional, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual and functional needs of clients and provide caring interventions to meet the identified needs of clients.

2) Students will demonstrate effective oral and written communication.

3) Students will utilize therapeutic communication and caring interventions to provide client-centered nursing care.

4) Students will demonstrate critical thinking when making clinical decisions while providing direct care to clients, when implementing a comprehensive plan of care, and when managing care for a group of clients.

5) Students will utilize therapeutic interventions and a variety of health care delivery systems when providing direct client care to maintain client wellness and while caring for clients with commonly recurring, predictable problems and common complicated medical-surgical and mental health (psychiatric) conditions.

6) Students will incorporate individualized teaching in client plans of care by utilizing the nursing process to assess and identify client learning needs. They will devise and implement individualized teaching plans, and evaluate and modify teaching plans.

7) Students will demonstrate professional behaviors by exhibiting accountability while practicing within the legal, ethical and regulatory framework or nursing practice, and incorporating an awareness of current trends and issues.

8) Students will collaborate with other members of the health care team and access community resources to act as a client advocate to facilitate achievement of optimal health.

 

Health Sciences II (Goal -- Students will be adequately prepared to be successful on the NCLEX-RN exam and function in the role of a beginning RN.)

1) Students will assess the physical, developmental, emotional, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual and functional needs of clients and provide caring interventions to meet the identified needs of clients.

2) Students will demonstrate effective oral and written communication.

3) Students will utilize therapeutic communication and caring interventions to provide client-centered nursing care.

4) Students will demonstrate critical thinking when making clinical decisions while providing direct care to clients, when implementing a comprehensive plan of care, and when managing care for a group of clients.

5) Students will utilize therapeutic interventions and a variety of health care delivery systems when providing direct client care to maintain client wellness and while caring for clients with commonly recurring, predictable problems and common complicated medical-surgical and mental health (psychiatric) conditions.

6) Students will incorporate individualized teaching in client plans of care by utilizing the nursing process to assess and identify client learning needs. They will devise and implement individualized teaching plans, and evaluate and modify teaching plans.

7) Students will demonstrate professional behaviors by exhibiting accountability while practicing within the legal, ethical and regulatory framework or nursing practice, and incorporating an awareness of current trends and issues.

8) Students will collaborate with other members of the health care team and access community resources to act as a client advocate to facilitate achievement of optimal health.

 

Health Sciences III Team (Goal -- Assess, plan, implement and evaluate treatment in the promotion of oral and systemic health using an evidence based approach.)

1) Students will create viable dental hygiene treatment plans based upon data collected during review of medical/dental history and/or clinical examination.

2) Students will identify clinical and/or radiographic evidence of oral pathosis.

3) Students will effectively communicate clinical and/or radiographic findings to patients.

4) Students will be able to provide appropriate dental hygiene home care instructions based upon individual needs.

5) Students will demonstrate competence in the knowledge and execution of dental hygiene instrumentation and/or treatment skills.

6) Students will recognize a variety of dental restorative materials/devices and identify appropriate treatment modifications when indicated.

7) Students will develop and be able to present age appropriate dental public health presentations.

8) Students will demonstrate an understanding of laws and ethics related to the practice of dental hygiene.

 

Humanities Team (Goal – Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze and understand significant ideas from a variety of cultures, eras and genres.)

 

1) Students will gain an understanding of the relationship between language and culture.

2) Students will be able to analyze major themes relevant to the humanities.

3) Students will gain a deeper perspective on cultural issues relevant to the humanities.

4) Students will understand historical issues pertinent to their coursework in the humanities.

5) Students will demonstrate knowledge of relevant terminology in humanities courses.

6) Students will be able to write personal, cogent interpretations about a work of art.

7) Students will be able to place literature and other artistic works into a historical context.

 

Information Literacy Team (Goal – Students will be able to recognize when information is needed, and to locate, evaluate, effectively use, and understand ethical issues related to information in its various formats.)

1) Students will be able to determine the nature and extent of the information needed.

2) Students will be able to access needed information effectively and efficiently.

3) Students will be able to evaluate information and its sources critically and incorporate selected information into their knowledge base and value system.

4) Students will be able to, individually or as a member of a group, use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose.

5) Students will understand many of the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information, as they access and use information ethically and legally.

 

Math I Team (Goal: Students will interpret and apply mathematical information, concepts, and principles embedded in verbal, numerical, graphic, and symbolic representations.) 

1) Students will be able to solve equations and inequalities.

2) Students will be able to graph and interpret functions.

3) Students will be able to model problem contexts mathematically to arrive at solutions.

4) Students will be able to use technology appropriately.

5) Students will be able to use logical, mathematical reasoning.

6) Students will be able to appropriately express numbers and algebraic expressions in a variety of ways in given contexts.

 

Math II Team (Goal: Students will interpret and apply mathematical information, concepts, and principles embedded in verbal, numerical, graphical, and symbolic representation.)

1) Students will be able to solve equations.

2) Students will be able to graph and interpret functions.

3) Students will be able to model problem contexts mathematically to arrive at solutions.

4) Students will be able to use appropriate technology  

5) Students will be able to use logical, mathematical reasoning.

6) Students will be able to appropriately express numbers in a variety of ways, given context.

7) Students will be able to appropriate express algebraic expressions in a variety of ways, given context.

8) Students will be able to interpret data presented graphically.

9) Students will be able to make appropriate graphs to summarize data.

10) Students will be able to use set notation and concepts.

11) Students will be able to perform set operations.

12) Students will be able to calculate and interpret the meaning of rates of change.

 

Math III Team (Goal: The students will interpret and apply mathematical information, concepts, and principles embedded in verbal, numerical, graphic, and symbolic representations.  The students will use appropriate models and quantitative methods to analyze data, explore relationships among variables, and find missing information.)

1) Students will be able to solve equations.

2) Students will be able to graph and interpret functions.

3) Students will be able to model problem contexts mathematically to arrive at solutions.

4) Students will be able to use appropriate technology.  

5) Students will be able to interpret data presented graphically.

6) Students will be able to make appropriate graphs to model data.

7) Students will be able to calculate and interpret measures of central tendency, measures of variation, and measures of position.

8) Students will be able to interpret the meaning of statistical significance and to perform tests to determine statistical significance.

9) Students will be able to appropriately express algebraic expressions in a variety of ways in given contexts.

 

Math IV Team (Goal: Students will use appropriate models and quantitative methods to analyze data, explore relationships among variables, and find missing information.)

1) Students will be able to graph and interpret functions.

2) Students will be able to model problem contexts mathematically to arrive at solutions.

3) Students will be able to use technology appropriately.

4) Students will be able to use logical, mathematical reasoning.

5) Students will be able to appropriately express numbers and algebraic expressions in a variety of ways in given contexts.

6) Students will be able to calculate and interpret the meaning of limits.

7) Students will be able to calculate and interpret the meaning of rates of change.

8) Students will be able to solve equations.

 

Natural Science I Team (Goal: Students will demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental concepts of at least one scientific discipline, and an understanding of the interplay between theory and experimentation/observation undergirding those concepts.)

1) Students will demonstrate competency of one discipline in the sciences in terms of its commonly used units of measurement.

2) Students will demonstrate the ability to apply discipline content to problem solving.

3) Students will demonstrate competency of one discipline in the sciences in terms of its informational content.

4) Students will demonstrate competency of one discipline in the sciences in terms of its terminology.

5) Students will demonstrate the ability to operate basic instrumentation, gather data, analyze data, and generate conclusions in a laboratory or observational setting.

 

Natural Science II Team (Goal: Students will demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental concepts of at least one scientific discipline, and an understanding of the interplay between theory and experimentation/observation undergirding those concepts.

1) Students will demonstrate competency of one discipline in the sciences in terms of its commonly used units of measurement.

2) Students will demonstrate the ability to apply discipline content to problem solving.

3) Students will demonstrate competency of one discipline in the sciences in terms of its informational content.

4) Students will demonstrate competency of one discipline in the sciences in terms of its terminology.

5) Students will demonstrate the ability to operate basic instrumentation, gather data, analyze data, and generate conclusions in a laboratory or observational setting.

 

Reading Team (Goal: To assist students in the improvement of their own self-efficacy related to reading performance while acquiring the metacognitive and cognitive skills necessary for effective reading of college textbooks.)

1) Students will demonstrate their ability to use context clues and structural analysis to derive meanings of new words from a reading passage and college textbook.

2) Students will demonstrate their ability to identify a main idea with supporting details within a reading passage and college textbook.

3) Students will demonstrate their ability to identify patterns of organization within a reading passage and college textbook.

4) Students will demonstrate their ability to identify the purpose and tone of a reading passage and college textbook.

5) Students will demonstrate their ability to identify inferences within a reading passage and college textbook.

6) Students will demonstrate their ability to outline and map a reading passage and college textbook.

7) Students will demonstrate confidence in their ability to read a passage and college textbook.

8) Students will demonstrate knowledge of appropriate strategies used before, during, and after reading a passage and college textbook.

 

Social Sciences I Team (Goal: Students will demonstrate an awareness of global and American historical, political and cultural issues.)

1) Students will demonstrate an understanding of diversity among cultures.

2) Students will demonstrate an understanding of global issues.

3) Students will demonstrate knowledge of current and historical political systems.

4) Students will demonstrate knowledge of current and historical social systems.

5) Students will demonstrate understanding of the cause and effect relationships in society.

 

Social Sciences II Team (Goal:  Students will demonstrate familiarity with the basic concepts of American and world governmental systems.)

1) Students will be able to complete an assessment quiz concerning basic concepts of American Government and the Georgia Constitution.

2) Students will demonstrate familiarity with major governmental systems of the world.

3) Students will demonstrate familiarity with the basic concepts of the American governmental system.

4) Students will demonstrate familiarity with the effect of major governmental systems of the world upon international social developments.

5) Students will demonstrate familiarity with the effect of major governmental systems of the world upon international political developments.

6) Students will understand the concept of “separation of powers.”

7) Students will be able to demonstrate their understanding of the United States constitution in relation to specific amendments related to the profession of Criminal Justice.

8) Students will demonstrate an understanding of the American government’s decision-making process and implementation of specific domestic policies.

 

Social Sciences III Team (Goals: Students will demonstrate an understanding of global issues. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the scientific process in psychology.)

1) Students will demonstrate an understanding of sociological theory and its applications to real life situations and global ideas.

2) Students will demonstrate an understanding of diversity among cultures.

3) Students will demonstrate an increase in knowledge about scientific methods used in psychology.

4) Students will demonstrate an understanding of the application of behavior analysis principles to everyday life both personal and professional.

5) Students will demonstrate knowledge of six major perspectives in psychology: behavioral, biological, cognitive, positive/humanistic, social, and psychodynamic. 

 

Social Sciences IV Team (Goal -- To prepare human service professionals to serve individuals, families, groups, communities, and/or other supported human services organizational functions.)

1) Students will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the major processes and procedures of behavior analysis

2) Students will demonstrate their ability to conduct a professional helping interview, utilizing skills to create a helping relationship and environment.

3) Students will demonstrate their knowledge of human services ethics and their application to practice.

4) Students will demonstrate an understanding of diversity among cultures.

5) Students will demonstrate their understanding of the different stages of grief and the dying process.

6) Students will demonstrate their understanding of group process and group behavior.

7) Students will demonstrate their understanding of the range and scope of social problems in contemporary America.

8) Students will demonstrate their understanding of human service agencies through their participation in field placements and service learning activities.

9) Students will demonstrate their understanding of the various theories of personality and how these theories impact the helping process.

10) Students will demonstrate their understanding psychological disorders, their origin, and methods of treatment.

11) Students will demonstrate the effectiveness of behavior analysis principles.

12) Students will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the major processes and procedures of behavior analysis.

13) Students will demonstrate an understanding of the application of behavior analysis principles to everyday life both personal and professional.

 

Teacher Education Team (Goal – Students will demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to be a successful teacher.)

1) Students will successfully demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary for successful entry into teacher education programs at the baccalaureate level.

2) Students will recognize factors that impact the child’s ability to learn.

3) Students will develop an analytical approach for successful learning experiences.

4) Students will recognize common disabilities/disorders that they might encounter in the classroom and be aware of their obligations regarding required reporting procedures.

5) Students will identify exceptionalities found in school age children and understand the process of making a referral to special education services.

 

Wellness Team (Goal – Students will demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental concepts of a wellness lifestyle.)

1) Students will demonstrate an understanding of exercise programming and its applications.

2) Students will demonstrate an understanding of the principles of adaptation to stress.

3) Students will demonstrate an understanding of three areas of energy expenditure.

4) Students will be able to differentiate between healthy and unhealthy approaches for losing weight.

 

 

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