Assessment at this level measures whether degree-seeking students leave with some level of mastery of the Institutional Learning Outcomes:

Through their respective disciplines, CGCC students who earn a degree can:

  1. Communicate effectively using appropriate reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. (Communication)
  2. Creatively solve problems by using relevant methods of research, personal reflection, reasoning, and evaluation of information. (Critical thinking and Problem-Solving)
  3. Extract, interpret, evaluate, communicate, and apply quantitative information and methods to solve problems, evaluate claims, and support decisions in their academic, professional and private lives. (Quantitative Literacy)
  4. Use an understanding of cultural differences to constructively address issues that arise in the workplace and community. (Cultural Awareness)
  5. Recognize the consequences of human activity upon our social and natural world. (Community and Environmental Responsibility)

Course and degree, certificate and program outcomes map up to Institutional Learning Outcomes. Assessment of Institutional Learning Outcomes has a broader scope than assessment of course, degree, certificate and program outcomes, assessing whether students, regardless of which degree they earn at CGCC, achieve the skills and knowledge that are at the foundation of CGCC's General Education program.

Analysis of the assessment results guides the General Education departments in making informed adjustments and improvements to the General Education program.

Assessment of the Institutional Learning Outcomes is a crucial piece of what CGCC must submit to our accrediting agency, NWCCU.


Each year, one Institutional Learning Outcome will be assessed by faculty, with the analysis completed by the Institutional Learning Outcome Assessment Committee.

Instructors who teach courses that students would be taking towards the end of their degree (upper or 200-level courses) will be asked to assess student achievement of the Institutional Learning Outcome. Courses that indicate either a major or minor designation or a course outcome related to the ILO per the CCOG will be selected to be a part of the assessment process.

Institutional Learning Outcomes Assessment Schedule PDF

Important Note to Instructors:

Assessment of Institutional Learning Outcomes is different than Course Assessment or Instructor Evaluations: CGCC is compiling information on student achievement of ILOs to be analyzed by the General Education Department to determine where adjustments and improvements need to be made.

Assessment of Institutional Learning Outcomes is not about an individual instructor or an individual course: the purpose is to obtain a snap-shot on a more global perspective of student ability in formal college-level skills and knowledge related to the ILOs.

2022-2023 ILO Rubric & Webform 

Cultural Awareness Rubric                                           Cultural Awareness Assessment Form 


Institutional Learning Outcome #1: Communication

Results Reports
2015-16: ILO#1 Communication PDF 2015-16: ILO#1 Communication PDF
2020-21 ILO#1 Communication PDF 2020-21 ILO#1 Communication PDF
Evidence of Focused.Instruction to Improve Student Achievement of ILO#1 2015-21 PDF

Institutional Learning Outcome #2: Critical Thinking & Problem Solving

Results Reports
2016-17: ILO#2 Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving PDF 2016-17: ILO#2 Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving PDF
2021-22: ILO#2 Critical Thinking and Problem Solving PDF 2021-22: ILO#2 Critical Thinking and Problem Solving PDF
Evidence of Focused Instruction to Improve Student Achievement of ILO #2 2016-22

Institutional Learning Outcome #3: Quantitative Literacy 

Results Reports
2019-20 ILO#3 Quantitative Literacy PDF 2019-20 ILO#3 Quantitative Literacy PDF
Coming Fall 2025 Coming Fall 2025

Institutional Learning Outcome #4: Cultural Awareness 

Results Reports
2017-18 ILO#4 Cultural Awareness PDF 2017-18 ILO#4 Cultural Awareness PDF
Coming 2023 Coming 2023

Institutional Learning Outcome #5: Community and Environmental Responsibility 

Results Reports
2018-19 ILO#5 Community and Environmental Responsibility PDF  2018-19 ILO#5 Community and Environmental Responsibility PDF
Coming Fall 2024 Coming Fall 2024

1. Communication  Written Communication Rubric PDF Oral Communication Rubric PDF
2. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Critical Thinking Rubric PDF Problem Solving Rubric PDF
3. Quantitative Literacy Quantitative Literacy Rubric PDF  
4. Cultural Awareness Intercultural Knowledge and Competence Rubric PDF  
5. Community and Environmental Responsibility Community and Environmental Responsibility Rubric PDF

Directions PDF



Kristen Kane

Academic Assessment Coordinator, Psychology Instructor