Appendix B: Outcomes Statements

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(Approved by the Faculty Senate on April 7, 2000)

Education at Geneva College is firmly rooted in its Mission and Doctrinal Statements, Foundational Concepts of Christian Education, Aims, Statement of Commitment, and Standards of Conduct, all of which are contained in the College Bulletin. Relying on these statements as the appropriate points of departure, and acknowledging that our central interest is to understand the implications of a Christian worldview for all that we do, we desire that all students graduating from Geneva College will:

(1) *Identify and evaluate points of coherence and conflict between a Christian worldview and other worldviews.

(2) *Understand, value, and critically respond to intellectual and artistic works, scientific ideas, and other cultural influences that have shaped and continue to shape the world.

(3) *Communicate clearly, responsibly, and with integrity in written and oral forms, and evaluate the written, oral, and artistic communications of others based on the same criteria.

(4) *Offer thoughtful analysis of the causes and effects of contemporary issues in their local and/or global contexts and present and evaluate possible solutions.

(5) *Know essential biblical truths of the Christian faith, evaluate their own faith with respect to these truths, and personally consider the claims of Christ as Savior and Lord.

(6) *Understand that all vocations are arenas for honoring God through the development and utilization of gifts, in mutual dependence, and by meeting the needs of others.

(7) * Demonstrate a mastery of and ability to use major concepts and skills from their major field, as well as an ability to critique those concepts from a Christian perspective.

(8) *Cultivate skills, interests, and habits that nurture physical, mental, and spiritual health both in leisure and in work.

(9) *Apply Christian principles as they address personal and interpersonal problems.

(10) *Acknowledge the relevance of the church to the Christian faith, examine their motivations for involvement in a worshiping community, and consider active participation as servant leaders in a Christian church.

(11) *Actively participate in civic life and provide leadership that is shaped by principles of biblical justice.

(12) *Be prepared for graduate or professional programs related to their majors when it may be relevant to their lives and professional callings.

(13) *Develop life-long learning skills, including problem-solving and information literacy, that will assist them in exploring and critiquing significant ideas, works, and influences.