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Academic Departments Assessment


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PPSC’s philosophy of general education aligns with the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) State Board Policy on General Education (BP 9-40) which states: “General education is ‘general’ in several clearly identifiable ways: it is not directly related to a student’s formal technical, vocational or professional preparation; it is a part of every student’s course of study, regardless of his or her area of emphasis; and it is intended to impart common knowledge, intellectual concepts, and attitudes which every educated person should possess.” PPSC values the skills and competencies that its general education curriculum provides to students, preparing them for advanced education, employment, and participation in an increasingly diverse and global society.

In alignment with the State of Colorado gtPATHWAYS competencies, the PPSC general education outcomes include the following:

  • Civic Engagement
  • Creative Thinking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Diversity & Global Learning
  • Information Literacy
  • Inquiry & Analysis
  • Oral/Presentational Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Quantitative Literacy
  • Written Communication