General Education Sample Rubrics
Sample Rubrics to Assess Montgomery College Competencies and Areas of Proficiency; these rubrics are examples only.
Disciplines will develop rubrics in coordination with the General Education Committee and Outcomes Assessment
1. Written and oral communication: the ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written language, the ability to use a variety of modern information resources and supporting technologies, the ability to differentiate content from style of presentation, and the ability to suit content and style to the purpose of the communication.
Written communication instructional activities and rubrics:
"Don't I have to be an expert in grammar to grade writing assignments?" Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Clearinghouse, Colorado State University. Other writing links include "How can I avoid getting lousy student papers?" and "How can I handle papers?"
Grading Written Assignments University of Washington. Instructor's guides to Grading Writing Assignments
Presentation instructional activities and rubrics:
2. Scientific and quantitative reasoning: the ability to locate, identify, collect, organize, analyze, and interpret data and the ability to use mathematics and the scientific method of inquiry to make decisions, when appropriate.
Scientific reasoning instructional activities and rubrics:
Quantitative analysis instructional activities and rubrics:
3. Critical analysis and reasoning: the application of higher order analytic and creative cognitive processes to arrive at reasoned and supportable conclusions, to synthesize and apply knowledge within and across courses and disciplines, and to develop creative solutions.
Critical analysis / critical thinking instructional activities and rubrics:
Creative solutions instructional activities and rubrics:
Creativity Module, OpenCourseWare on Critical Thinking, Logic, and Creativity
4. Technological competency: the ability to use computer technology and appropriate software applications to produce documentation, quantitative data presentations, and functional graphical presentations appropriate to various academic and professional settings.
Technological competency instructional activities and rubrics:
5. Information Literacy: the ability to identify, locate, and effectively use information from various print and electronic sources.
Information literacy instructional activities and rubrics:
Areas of Proficiency
1. Arts and aesthetic awareness: Students will develop skills and acquire experiences that enable them to value, reflect upon, and appreciate the arts and role of the arts in the human experience.
2. Personal, social, and civic responsibilities: Students will develop the skills and awareness necessary to live as responsible, ethical, and contributing citizens of the community, state, nation, and world.
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