Graduates of Massasoit Community College will be able to:
- Communicate effectively using writing, reading, listening and speaking skills.
- Think critically, creatively, and logically about ideas, texts and real-world problems.
- Understand the role of an active citizen and participate in their communities in constructive ways that demonstrate respect for differing cultures and values.
- Effectively locate, analyze, and ethically apply information using technology and other resources.
- Use quantitative concepts to evaluate, interpret, and problem-solve across disciplines.
- Build connections among ideas and experiences across and beyond the curriculum.
Massasoit Community College’s core competencies are arranged into eight categories based on the AAC&U LEAP VALUE Rubrics.
- Written Communication
- Quantitative Literacy
- Oral Communication
- Information Literacy
- Critical and Creative Thinking
- Civic Engagement
- Integrative Learning
- Global Learning
Each of these categories includes several dimensions. These are the elements Massasoit will examine when looking at student work across the college. The AAC&U LEAP VALUE Rubrics provide the initial basis for assessing these dimensions. The terms and categories below are taken directly from the corresponding LEAP Value Rubrics listed above.
|Written Communication||Context of and purpose of writing; content development; genre and disciplinary conventions; sources and evidence; control of syntax and mechanics|
|Quantitative Literacy||Interpretation; representation; calculation; application analysis; assumptions; communication|
|Oral Communication||Organization; language; delivery; supporting material; central message|
|Information Literacy||Determine the extent of information needed; access the needed information; evaluate information and its sources critically; use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose; access and use information ethically and legally|
|Critical and Creative Thinking||Explanation of issues; evidence; influence of context and assumptions; student’s position; conclusion and related outcomes; acquiring competencies; taking risks; solving problems; embracing contradictions; innovative thinking; connecting, synthesizing, transforming|
|Civic Engagement||Diversity of communities and cultures; analysis of knowledge; civic identity and commitment; civic communication; civic action and reflection; civic contexts/structures|
|Integrative Learning||Connections to experience; connections to discipline; transfer; integrated communication; reflection and self-assessment|
|Global Learning||Global self-awareness; perspective taking; cultural diversity; personal and social responsibility; understanding global systems; applying knowledge to contemporary global contexts|
Reprinted with permission from “VALUE: Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education.” Copyright 2014 by the Association of American Colleges and Universities.