NMHED General Education Common Core Competencies
Area I Communication Competencies
- Analyze and evaluate oral and written communication in terms of situation, audience, purpose, aesthetics, and diverse points of view.
- Express a primary purpose in a compelling statement and order supporting points logically and convincingly.
- Use effective rhetorical strategies to persuade, inform and engage.
- Employ writing and/or speaking processes such as planning, collaborating, organizing, composing, revising & editing to create presentations using correct diction, syntax, grammar and mechanics.
- Integrate research correctly and ethically from credible sources to support the primary purpose of a communication.
- Engage in reasoned civil discourse while recognizing the distinctions among opinions, facts, and inferences.
Area II Mathematics‐Algebra Competencies
- Graph functions.
- Solve various kinds of equations.
- Demonstrate the use of function notation and perform operations on functions.
- Model/solve real‐world problems.
Area II Mathematics‐Calculus I Competencies
- Demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical, geometrical underpinnings of calculus.
- Use concepts of function, limit, continuity, derivative, and integral.
- Apply methods of calculus to optimization, graphing, and approximation.
- Apply differential and integral calculus to problems in geometry, physics, and other fields.
Area II Mathematics-College Level Math Competencies
- Display, analyze, and interpret data.
- Demonstrate knowledge of problem‐solving strategies.
- Construct valid mathematical explanations.
- Display an understanding of the development of mathematics.
- Demonstrate an appreciation for the extent, application, and beauty of mathematics.
Area III Laboratory Science Competencies Updated 10-7-10
- Describe the process of scientific inquiry.
- Solve problems scientifically.
- Communicate scientific information.
- Apply quantitative analysis to scientific problems.
- Apply scientific thinking to real world problems.
Area IV Social/Behavioral Science Competencies
- Identify, describe, and explain human behaviors and how they are influenced by social structures, institutions, and processes within the contexts of complex and diverse communities.
- Articulate how beliefs, assumptions, and values are influenced by factors such as politics, geography, economics, culture, biology, history, and social institutions.
- Describe ongoing reciprocal interactions among self, society, and the environment.
- Apply the knowledge base of the social and behavioral sciences to identify, describe, explain, and critically evaluate relevant issues, ethical dilemmas, and arguments.
Area V Humanities and Fine Arts Competencies
- Analyze and critically interpret significant primary texts and/or works of art (this includes fine art, literature, music, theatre, and film).
- Compare art forms, modes of thought and expression, and processes across a range of historical periods and/or structures (such as political, geographic, economic, social, cultural, religious, intellectual).
- Recognize and articulate the diversity of human experience across a range of historical periods and/or cultural perspectives.
- Draw on historical and/or cultural perspectives to evaluate any or all of the following: contemporary problems/issues, contemporary modes of expression, and contemporary thought.
Fundamental Questions for Conversations on Student Learning from the Higher Learning Commission of the NCA