Outcome: Students will employ analytical skills to develop rational understanding, solve problems, and make decisions.
The university's general education curriculum prepares students to think critically, particularly through courses in philosophy and mathematics. (In addition, the university also reviews data from majors that assess their students' critical thinking skills.)
The university gathers data each year for assessing students' critical thinking skills from selected sections of PHIL101 Problems in Philosophy and PHIL 102 Ethics.
- Critical Thinking scoring rubric
- Critical Thinking reporting template and directions
- Critical Thinking FAQ
The critical thinking rubric was developed in 2009 by a subcommittee of the Outcomes Assessment Committee. For questions concerning the rubric or its use, please contact Dan Shaw by email or at extension 2052.
Departments that gather information on students' critical thinking skills should include that data in annual program assessment reports.