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General Education Assessment


Mission: The General Education Task Force Provides Opportunities for Student Learning, Personal Growth, Professional Success, and Community Enhancement by creating a comprehensive General Education program that responds to the changing educational and intellectual realities of an increasingly global world.

More specifically, the Task Force:

  • defines the role of a new General Education program within the mission, vision, values, and goals of Murray State College
  • takes a holistic view of the General Education Program, focusing on its underlying philosophy, intellectual purposes, and educational mission
  • evaluates the General Education Goals and make suggestions for curricular, co-curricular changes in order to help meet course, program, and institutional goals.
  • evaluates assessment results as they apply to general education
  • identifies measurements and assistant faculty and staff with measuring and reporting assessment of student learning in general education
  • ensures the general education curriculum encompasses all seven of the institution’s General Education Goals.


Murray State College
General Education Goals

1.         Effective Communication - MSC provides students with the educational opportunities necessary to develop effective communication skills essential for daily interaction in society and the workplace.

2.         Responsible Citizenship - MSC provides an educational environment in which students demonstrate an awareness of social and civic responsibilities.

3.         Global Awareness - MSC provides students with educational opportunities to learn about cultural diversity and global awareness through curricular and extracurricular activities including lectures, music, literature, film, and art.

4.         Critical Thinking - MSC provides educational opportunities in which students demonstrate problem-solving and critical thinking skills necessary for personal and  professional success.

5.         Quantitative Reasoning - MSC provides educational opportunities for students to collect and use quantitative data, create and examine quantitative models, apply mathematical skills and solve scientific problems.

6.         Information & Technology Literacy - MSC provides students with educational opportunities necessary to demonstrate and apply information literacy skills and utilize technological resources necessary for personal and professional success.

7.         Health and Wellness - MSC provides students with educational opportunities which will encourage self-management skills, foster a healthy lifestyle, and provide personal enrichment.

Murray State College Provides Opportunities for
Student Learning, Personal Growth, Professional Success, and Community Enhancement.