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Instructional Assessment


Indian River State College is committed to ensuring that all of our graduates are well prepared to enter the workforce or continue their education. Learning outcome objectives that articulate the essential skills and knowledge needed for success and advancement have been identified for all degree and certificate programs as well as the general education core. The faculty-led Learning Assessment Workgroup was established to guide and support learning assessment for the purpose of academic program improvement throughout the College.

The General Education curriculum at Indian River State College is designed to empower students to become lifelong learners. Students who complete a degree will acquire a broad body of knowledge and experiences from the humanities, natural sciences, mathematics, and social sciences disciplines. These courses foster critical thinking, effective communication, and application of knowledge to meet the new challenges in students' everyday life.

General Education Learning Outcomes


  • Demonstrate essential skills in verbal, performative, and written communication, to include the articulation of content clearly and precisely.

Interpretation and Evaluation

  • Demonstrate critical-thinking skills in the analysis of key values and ideas presented in areas such as philosophy, history, information literacy, literature, music, theatre, visual arts, and religious studies.

Behavioral and Social Analysis

  • Demonstrate scientific reasoning in the analysis of various human phenomena such as human nature, human behavior, human diversity, and human social systems.

Scientific and Mathematical Reasoning

  • Demonstrate scientific or mathematical reasoning in problem-solving.

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