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ILOs, Core Competencies



I. Communication
  A. Write
    1. Communicate thoughts, ideas, information, and messages in writing.
    2. Compose and create documents, such as: letters, reports, memoranda, manuals and graphs with correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, and appropriate language, style and format.
    3. Check, edit, and revise written work for correct information, appropriate emphasis, form, style, and grammar.
  B. Speak and/or Converse
    1. Organize ideas and communicate verbal or non-verbal messages appropriate to the audience and the situation.
    2. Participate in conversations, discussions, and group activities.
    3. Speak clearly and ask questions.
  C. Read
    Comprehend and interpret various types of written information in (1) prose and in (2) documentation, such as manuals and graphs.
II. Critical Thinking and Questioning
  A. Analyze
    1. Apply rules and principles to new situations.
    2. Discover rules and apply them to solve problems.
    3. Check, edit, and revise written work for correct information, appropriate emphasis, form, style, and grammar.
    4. Differentiate between facts, influences, assumptions, and conclusions.
  B. Compute
    1. Use basic numerical concepts, such as: whole numbers, percentages, estimates of math without a calculator.
    2. Use tables, graphs, charts, and diagrams to explain concepts or ideas.
    3. Use basic geometrical shapes, such as: lines, angles, shapes, and space.
  C. Research
    1. Identify the need for information and data.
    2. Obtain data from various sources.
    3. Organize, process, and maintain records of the information collected.
    4. Analyze the information for relevance and accuracy.
    5. Synthesize, evaluate and communicate the results.
    6. Determine which technology resources will produce the desired results.
    7. Use current technology to acquire, organize, analyze, and communicate information.
  D. Solve Problems
    1. Recognize whether a problem exists.
    2. Identify components of the problem or issue.
    3. Create a plan of action to resolve the issue.
    4. Monitor, evaluate, and revise when necessary.
III. Global Awareness
  A. Analyze
    1. The Scientific Method: Apply scientific processes to solve problems and measure and observe natural phenomena.
    2. Scientific Observation: Design, perform and analyze experiments and scientific observations.
    3. Interconnectivity: Analyze the major differences and connections between social, natural and physical sciences.
  B. Global Systems and Civics
    1. Cultural: Interface with people from a variety of backgrounds and analyze different cultural beliefs and behaviors.
    2. Political, Social and Economic: Recognize important economic and political issues and values in one's own community, state, country and the world.
    3. Environmental: Analyze the importance of the natural environment to human well being and the impact of human activity on the well being of global environmental systems.
    4. Integrated Systems: Assess and analyze the interconnectivity between social, political, economic, and ecological systems and activities
    5. Action: Develop and evaluate strategies and plans for addressing global systems and civics issues.
  C. Artistic Variety
    1. Arts Awareness: Assess the visual arts, dance, music and literature of one or many cultures.
    2. Critical Analysis: Analyze the methods used to create art and interpret its literal and/or symbolic meaning.
    3. Creativity: Engage in artistic creative endeavors.
IV. Personal and Professional Development
  A. Self Awareness
    1. Accurately assess his/her own knowledge, skills, and abilities.
    2. Self-motivate and set realistic goals.
    3. Accept that taking feedback well is important to success.
    4. Respond appropriately to challenging situations.
  B. Social and Physical Wellness
    1. Manage personal health and well being.
    2. Demonstrate appropriate social skills in group settings.
  C. Workplace Skills
    1. Be dependable, reliable, and accountable.
    2. Meet deadlines and complete tasks.
    3. Maintain a professional attitude.
    4. Work as a productive member of a team.  

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