General Education Framework
|Susanne Auer||Faculty General Education Director||Phone|
General Education Assessment Reports
Oglala Lakota College General Education refers to the teaching of knowledge, skills, and dispositions that the College envisions all its graduates to have, regardless of their degree. These characteristics are guided by OLC’s unique mission and expressed in a general education goal and eleven general education student learning outcomes. The learning outcomes are grouped into six areas: Disposition, written and oral communication, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, technology, and diversity. OLC’s general education courses provide students with a foundation in these areas on which program-level courses expand.
GENERAL EDUCATION MISSION
Oglala Lakota College General Education provides opportunities for students to acquire and apply the skills and disposition necessary to become life-long learners and contributing members of their diverse local and global communities through Wolakolkiciyapi.
Wolakolkiciyapi is a philosophical concept referring to a mutual agreement for continued peace and harmony within one’s life and community. It exemplifies Lakota virtues including compassion, bravery, fortitude, generosity, patience, humility, and wisdom. By continuing to improve him- or herself through the practice of Wolakolkiciyapi, the student may better him- or herself and the community.
GENERAL EDUCATION GOAL
Students will exemplify Wolakolkiciyapi – learning Lakota ways of life in community.
GENERAL EDUCATION OUTCOMES (GEO)
Upon completion of a degree program, the student should be able to:
- GEO 1: Apply cultural values in a learning atmosphere.
- GEO 2: Communicate effectively in writing using both Lakota and English.
- GEO 3: Demonstrate oral communication skills in both Lakota and English.
- GEO 4: Apply quantitative analytical skills.
- GEO 5: Examine concepts and theories across multiple contexts and disciplines.
- GEO 6: Critically review resource material.
- GEO 7: Develop ideas to address contemporary issues.
- GEO 8: Critically examine sovereignty
- GEO 9: Demonstrate proficiency in the use of standard computer technologies.
- GEO 10: Examine the importance of diversity.
- GEO 11: Examine the contexts of Lakota social organizations, communities and global networks.
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|Lit 203||OMath 113