After highly collaborative and extensive reviews, RIT developed sixteen General Education Student Learning Outcomes aligned to the General Education Framework. Each of RIT’s General Education Student Learning Outcomes has a corresponding rubric. Rubrics were developed by RIT Faculty Teams. All rubrics have been piloted once and some have undergone revision based on feedback from faculty who conducted the assessment. Click here to download a book of RIT General Education Student Learning Outcomes Rubrics.


Effective Written Expression
Express oneself effectively in common college-level written forms using standard American English
Revise and improve written products
Effective presentations
Express oneself effectively in presentations, either in American English or American Sign Language
Demonstrate reading comprehension
Demonstrate comprehension of information and ideas accessed through reading

Critical Thinking

Use relevant evidence
Use relevant evidence gathered through accepted scholarly methods and properly acknowledge sources of information
Analyze or construct arguments
Analyze or construct arguments considering their premises, assumptions, contexts, and conclusions, and anticipating counterarguments
Reach sound conclusions
Reach sound conclusions based on logical analysis of evidence
Demonstrate creative or innovative approaches
Demonstrate creative or innovative approaches to assignments or projects


Identify contemporary ethical questions
Ethical: Identify contemporary ethical questions and relevant positions
Interpret and evaluate artistic expression
Artistic: Interpret and evaluate artistic expression considering the cultural context in which it was created
Examine connections
Global: Examine connections among the world’s populations
Analyze similarities and differences
Social: Analyze similarities and differences in human social experiences and evaluate the consequences
Natural Science Inquiry
Natural Science Inquiry: Demonstrate knowledge of basic principles and concepts of one of the natural sciences
Apply methods of scientific inquiry
Scientific Principles: Apply methods of scientific inquiry and problem solving to contemporary issues and scientific questions
Comprehend and evaluate
Mathematical: Comprehend and evaluate mathematical or statistical information
Perform college-level mathematical operations
Mathematical: Perform college-level mathematical operations or apply statistical techniques