General Education

North Central Missouri College is learning-focused, committed to the assessment of student learning.

North Central Missouri College has adopted Missouri state’s eight General Education goals.

State-level curricular goals and student competencies fall into two categories:

Academic Skills

As an additional part of the goal-setting process, the college is committed to Missouri’s Curriculum Alignment Initiative (CAI) and has integrated the exit-level competencies into student learning outcomes in college-level courses meeting the General Education requisite.

Missouri Department of Higher Education – Initiatives 

General Education Rationale

North Central Missouri College values General Education and has chosen to address the goals using the distribution model through the implementation of traditional courses. The faculty oversees General Education in curriculum and other opportunities and, with administrative input, assesses its effectiveness through exit tests and other course assessment tools. The review of higher order thinking and valuing are imbedded within the assessment of the remaining six goals.

Assessment of General Education Goals and Competencies Prior to 2012

General Education Goals Date of Next Review General Education Review
Communicating Fall, 2013  
Higer-Order Thinking    
Managing Information    
Social and Behavioral Sciences Fall, 2015  
Humanities and Fine Arts Spring, 2014  
Mathematics Spring, 2015  
Life and Physical Sciences Fall, 2014