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Core Learning Outcome

Intercultural Knowledge & Competence*

Intercultural Knowledge and Competence is "a set of cognitive, affective, and behavioral skills and characteristics that support effective and appropriate interaction in a variety of cultural contexts.”  (Bennett, J. M. 2008. Transformative training: Designing programs for culture learning. In Contemporary leadership and intercultural competence: Understanding and utilizing cultural diversity to build successful organizations, ed. M. A. Moodian, 95-110. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.)

NOTE:  Intercultural Knowledge & Competence replaces the previous Culture & Community core learning outcome and is in the pilot-testing stage for 2011-12.

Measurable Objectives*

Students graduating from the College with an associate degree will demonstrate:

  • Intercultural Knowledge -- through cultural self-awareness, knowledge of cultural worldview frameworks

  • Intercultural Skills -- through empathy, verbal and nonverbal communication

  • Attitudes -- through curiosity and openness

* Based on the Association of American Colleges and Universities VALUE project rubric.

Assessment Plans
  1. All programs will assess and report results every third year for one assignment in courses where students are near-graduation. Faculty are encouraged to use or modify and use the Intercultural Knowledge & Competence Rubric but may use another intercultural  rubric for assessment.  70% of students will be expected to receive a score of 75% or higher on their essay or report.
  2. Administer CCSSE survey every third year and capture cultural/civic awareness assessment from the data.
Assessment Results
2008 CCSSE Report

Report for 2008-09

2008/2011 CCSSE Report






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