General Education Assessment

General Education Competencies and Assessment

As a part of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS), Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) strives to fulfill the general education requirements of all KCTCS schools.

Kentucky is a LEAP state (Liberal Education for America’s Promise) and KCTCS schools, including BCTC have adopted the LEAP Essential Learning Outcomes as a framework for General Education.

General Education Competencies:

Students should prepare for twenty-first century challenges by gaining:

  1. Knowledge of human cultures and the physical and natural worlds through study in the sciences and mathematics, social sciences, humanities, histories, languages, and the arts.
  2. Intellectual and practical skills, including
    • inquiry and analysis
    • critical and creative thinking
    • written and oral communication
    • quantitative literacy
    • information literacy
    • teamwork and problem solving
  3. Personal and social responsibility, including
    • civic knowledge and engagement (local and global)
    • intercultural knowledge and competence
    • ethical reasoning and action
    • foundations and skills for lifelong learning
  4. Integrative and applied learning, including synthesis and advanced accomplishment across general and specialized skills.

BCTC assesses general education competencies at the course level using a three-year assessment cycle. Faculty within each discipline plan and conduct assessment activities, report results, and, use results of assessment to improve student learning. The BCTC General Education Committee provides oversight of the assessment process.