Assessment of General Education

DACC is one of four community colleges in the New Mexico State University system.  General education courses are designated system-wide by the letter “G.”  Assessment of general education, however, is conducted campus-wide and is not limited to G courses.  Essential Student Learning Outcomes describe what a DACC student will know upon graduation.  These skills are assessed in both general education courses and in career/technical courses.

DACC values creative, flexible thinking and the ability to appreciate and respect diverse viewpoints. General Education at DACC provides a broad foundation of knowledge, preparing students for an ever-changing global society. Students in career-technical fields and those transferring to four-year institutions learn and develop skills that transcend disciplines. Essential Student Learning Outcomes are set by the NM Higher Education Department. Content areas and essential skills include:

NMHED Content Areas and Essential Skills 

Communication

  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information and Digital Literacy
Mathematics

  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Quantitative Reasoning
Science

  • Critical Thinking
  • Personal and Social Responsibility
  • Quantitative Reasoning
Social and Behavioral Science

  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Personal and Social Responsibility
Humanities

  • Critical Thinking
  • Information and Digital Literacy
  • Personal and Social Responsibility
Creative and Fine Arts

  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Personal and Social Responsibility

General Education Assessment Plan – 2020-2025

General Education Reports are published on SharePoint. Contact Susan Wood, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs for permission to access.