GENERAL EDUCATION

Core Competencies

Learning Outcomes and Rubrics for the Nicholls Core Competencies 

These outcomes and rubrics were developed in 2018–20 by multidisciplinary teams of faculty, staff, and students at Nicholls. 

  • Communication 
    • Students will be able to communicate effectively by employing rhetorical principles, relevant research methods, and effective delivery based on audience and genre while demonstrating a firm grasp of the subject matter. 
    • Communication Rubric
  • Critical & Innovative Thinking 
  • Ethical Reasoning 
    • Students will be able to define their knowledge of ethical reasoning and demonstrate the necessary skills to recognize ethical issues in proper context and in a variety of settings.
    • Ethical Reasoning Rubric
  • Information & Technology Literacy
    • Students will be able to locate, evaluate, use, and communicate information and/or technology within a legal and ethical framework based on specific needs.
    • Information & Technology Rubric
  • Quantitative Reasoning

Contact Us

Program Coordinator
Heather Gamel
heather.gamel@nicholls.edu
985-448-4380

Assessment Coordinator
Michael Martin
michael.martin@nicholls.edu
985-493-2647