Global Skills Assessment

In academic year 2005-2006 the faculty developed and approved a set of Global Skills (formerly called General Education Outcomes) for Lower Columbia College students.

The Instructional Assessment Committee provides oversight for the assessment of Global Skills, with technical assistance from Effectiveness and College Relations.

Assessment of Global Skills, along with Curriculum and Program Review, provide framework for Instructional Assessment at LCC.

Evidence of student learning is collected throughout each year and assessed by interdisciplinary faculty teams in an annual Summer Assessment Institute. One Global Skill is assessed each year following a regular cycle, as follows:

  • Numeracy/Quantitative Literacy (summer 2019)
  • Interpersonal Relations (summer 2020)
  • Critical Thinking (summer 2021)
  • Communication (summer 2022)

In Fall 2011 the Instructional Assessment Committee replaced the General Education Committee as the body responsible for overseeing assessment of LCC's Global Skills.

Four Global Skills have been identified by the faculty at LCC:


Critical Thinking

Interpersonal Relations

Numeracy/Quantitative Literacy

Assessing the Assessment

Faculty are periodically asked for feedback on the Global Skills assessment process. See what they say.


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