Outcomes and Rubrics

RIT faculty 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. All rubrics were developed by RIT Faculty Teams.


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Express oneself effectively in common college-level written forms

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Express oneself effectively in presentations, either in American English or American Sign Language

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Demonstrate comprehension of information and ideas accessed through reading

Critical Thinking

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Use relevant evidence gathered through accepted scholarly methods and properly acknowledge sources of information

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Analyze or construct arguments considering their premises, assumptions, contexts, and conclusions, and anticipating counterarguments

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Reach sound conclusions based on logical analysis of evidence

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Demonstrate creative or innovative approaches to assignments or projects


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Ethical: Identify contemporary ethical questions and relevant positions

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Artistic: Interpret and evaluate artistic expression considering the cultural context in which it was created

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Global: Examine connections among the world’s populations

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Social: Analyze similarities and differences in human social experiences and evaluate the consequences

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Natural Science Inquiry: Demonstrate knowledge of basic principles and concepts of one of the natural sciences

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Scientific Principles: Apply methods of scientific inquiry and problem solving to contemporary issues and scientific questions

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Mathematical: Comprehend and evaluate mathematical or statistical information

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Mathematical: Perform college-level mathematical operations or apply statistical techniques