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Core Abilities

Core Abilities are broad outcomes or skills that every graduate of Schoolcraft College with an Associate or Bachelor degree is expected to achieve. These skills are important in every area of learning and are the skills employers and other stakeholders indicate are essential in any work situation. These universal skills are transferable from one job to the next. Schoolcraft College requires candidates for all Associate and Bachelor degrees to demonstrate competency in the Core Abilities listed below. Core Abilities assessments utilize the same processes at both the Associate and Bachelor degree levels, with those at the Bachelor degree being evaluated at a higher level.

 

Active working project:

In April 2019 we asked faculty to complete a survey about Creative and Critical thinking. The results were shared at the Fall 2019 Welcome Back Event.

 

To ensure that we are adhering to the best assessment practices, we are providing a follow-up survey asking faculty to give feedback regarding the rubric used to evaluate the Core Ability Demonstrate Creative and Critical Thinking.

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To see the complete raw survey data, click here.

For more information, contact Operations, Curriculum & Assessment at oca@schoolcraft.edu

Communicate

Effectively

  • Writes clearly, concisely, and accurately

  • Speaks clearly, concisely and accurately

  • Conveys ideas and/or emotions using a principally artistic media

Demonstrate Creative and Critical Thinking

  • Analyze the circumstance(s)

  • Applies a reasonable methods

  • Formulates a creative solution or idea

  • Anticipates or predicts the outcome of   

       their idea or solution

Use Technology

Effectively

  • Intercepts specifications/directions to use technology

  • Selects procedures, processes, equipment, appropriate tools,   and technological resources to producedesired result

  • Applies specifications/directions to use technology effectively

  • Uses technology to facilitate the production of desired results

Use

Mathematics

  • Recognizes situations that require mathematical solutions

  • Employs the appropriate concepts

  • Accurately intercepts graphical information

  • Intercepts numerical data and draws meaningful conclusions

  • Uses mathematical symbols, concepts or formula appropriately to solve problems

Manage

Information

  • Acquire Information:
    The information is acquired by the student from reliable and varied source(s) to support the     subject and purpose

  • Record Information:
    The information or data is recorded accurately based on the artifact provided

  • Organize Information:
    The information or data has a meaningful order, is accessible, and has a design that supports a purpose

  • Evaluate Information:
    The information or data is timely, relevant, credible,integrated, prioritized, analyzed and/or

       synthesized for specific reasons

  • Comply with Regulations or Requirements: 
    The information or data complies with a discipline's standards and practices for collection, acquisition, recording, analysis documentation, verification, protection, storage and/or maintenance

Work Cooperatively

  • Assumes leadership or supporting roles as required by the team activity

  • Contributes information, ideas, opinions, and efforts that demonstrate commitment to the goals of the team

  • Resolved conflict with minimal instructor intervention

Act Responsibly

  • Complies with course instructions and/or instructional standards

  • Analyzes an ethical position

  • Recognizes the connection between personal behavior and an ethical position

  • Demonstrates behavior that is consistent with ethical and legal standards

Demonstrate Social and Cultural Awareness

  • Identifies similarities and/or differences between social or cultural groups

  • Describes behavior in different social and/or cultural contexts

  • Demonstrates informed awareness of world events or issues

  • Identifies how globalization impacts society and/or culture

 

OUR SERVICES

Core Ability Team Leaders

 

 

Communicate

Effectively

Ronald

 

Gerich

rgerich@

 

schoolcraft.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

Demonstrate

 

Creative and

 

Critical

 

 

Thinking

 

 

Jeremy

 

Salo

 

jsalo@

schoolcraft.edu

 

 

 

Use

 

Technology

Effectively

 

Michael

 

Waldyke

mwaldyke@

schoolcraft.edu

 

 

 

 

Use

 

Mathematics

Paul

Holody

 

pholody@

schoolcraft.edu

 

Manage

Information

Wayne

 

Pricer

 

wpricer@

 

schoolcraft.edu

 

 

 

Work

 

Cooperatively

 

 

 

 

 

Paul 

Michalsen

pmichals@

 

schoolcraft.edu

 

Act

 

Responsibly

 

Crystal

Glass-Boyd

 

cglass@

 

schoolcraft.edu

 

Demonstrate

Social and

 

Cultural

 

Awareness

Diane

 

O'Connell

 

 

 

doconnel@

schoolcraft.edu

 

 

Faculty

 

Co-Chair

 Debra

 

Amaro

damaro@

 

schoolcraft.edu

Administrative

 

Chair

 

Cynthia

Cicchelli

 

ccicchel@

schoolcraft.edu