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General Education Assessment


Mission: The General Education Task Force Provides Opportunities for Student Learning, Personal Growth, Professional Success, and Community Enhancement by creating a comprehensive General Education program that responds to the changing educational and intellectual realities of an increasingly global world.

More specifically, the Task Force:

  • defines the role of a new General Education program within the mission, vision, values, and goals of Murray State College
  • takes a holistic view of the General Education Program, focusing on its underlying philosophy, intellectual purposes, and educational mission
  • evaluates the General Education Goals and make suggestions for curricular, co-curricular changes in order to help meet course, program, and institutional goals.
  • evaluates assessment results as they apply to general education
  • identifies measurements and assistant faculty and staff with measuring and reporting assessment of student learning in general education
  • ensures the general education curriculum encompasses all seven of the institution’s General Education Goals.


Murray State College
General Education Goals

1.         Effective Communication - MSC provides students with the educational opportunities necessary to develop effective communication skills essential for daily interaction in society and the workplace.

2.         Responsible Citizenship - MSC provides an educational environment in which students demonstrate an awareness of social and civic responsibilities.

3.         Global Awareness - MSC provides students with educational opportunities to learn about cultural diversity and global awareness through curricular and extracurricular activities including lectures, music, literature, film, and art.

4.         Critical Thinking - MSC provides educational opportunities in which students demonstrate problem-solving and critical thinking skills necessary for personal and  professional success.

5.         Quantitative Reasoning - MSC provides educational opportunities for students to collect and use quantitative data, create and examine quantitative models, apply mathematical skills and solve scientific problems.

6.         Information & Technology Literacy - MSC provides students with educational opportunities necessary to demonstrate and apply information literacy skills and utilize technological resources necessary for personal and professional success.

7.         Health and Wellness - MSC provides students with educational opportunities which will encourage self-management skills, foster a healthy lifestyle, and provide personal enrichment.

 General Education Task Force
 Effective Communication  
 Jeana West (Chair) Marvin Leeper 
 John Berry Steve Pinion 
 Fred Collins Debbie Reed 
 Lisa Coulter  
 Responsible Citizenship  
 Kirk Rodden (Chair) Rebecca Jacobs-Pollez 
 Rhonda Brown Erin Knight 
 Alan Burris Linda Taylor 
 Brian Cothran  
 Global Awareness  
 Ginger Cothran (Chair) Laura Sandmann 
 Sharon Burris Dr. Ed Woode 
 Karen Cantrell Charles Yesudas 
 Syed Hasan  
 Critical Thinking  
 Michele Elmer (Chair) Gary Robinson 
 Derek Dodson Dan Moore 
 Quantitative Reasoning  
 Dr. Aaron Elmer (Chair) Carl Rousey 
 John Bohon Randy Tanner 
 Greg Boyd Jana Wakefield 
 Phillip Morton Paul Gregoli 
 Information Literacy  
 Mary Rixen (Chair) Becky Henthorn 
 Kathy Bowen Amy McCain 
 Don Mercer  
 Health and Wellness  
 Don Loving (Chair) Lloyd Gage 
 Karen Cantrell Laura Keith 
 Zach Crabtree Mary Rixen 
 Robin Coppedge  

Murray State College Provides Opportunities for
Student Learning, Personal Growth, Professional Success, and Community Enhancement.