Northwest College

Assessment at NWC

General Education Outcomes (Current)


Students will:

  1. Take responsibility for their own education.
  2. Access and utilize campus student resources. 
  3. Make use of a variety of computer programs and technology available to students for use.
  4. Develop both an academic plan and a career plan.
  5. Begin to develop a social connection with the institution.
  6. Access and utilize a variety of online databases and academic information resources for their research needs.


Students will:

  1. Examine the formal and informal principles, processes, and structures of the U.S. and Wyoming constitutions and political systems.
  2. Analyze the historical development and cultural context of these constitutions and political systems. 
  3. Evaluate the roles of responsible citizens and the institutions by which they are governed.


Students will:

  1. Describe the different purposes of written, oral, and digital messages and employ appropriate organizational strategies, including developing thesis statement and main ideas to meet the needs of specificaudiences. 
  2. Produce informative, analytical, and critical prose to respond to a particular task or audience. 
  3. Deliver prepared presentations in a natural, confident, and conversational manner, displaying nonverbal communication that is consistent with and supportive of the oral message. 
  4. Use the accepted conventions including spelling, grammar, organizational structure, punctuation, delivery and documentation in oral, written, and digital messages.
  5. Find, analyze, evaluate, and document information appropriately using a variety of sources, including library resources.


Students will:

  1. Isolate a pertinent question or problem.
  2. Use algebraic, numeric, or graphical representations to model the problem.
  3. Identify appropriate problem-solving techniques.
  4. Present convincing evidence to support a logical conclusion.


Students will:

  1. Explain the principles of the scientificmethod.
  2. Formulate and test ideas through analysis and interpretation of data.
  3. Use scientific and quantitative logic to examine contemporary problems.
  4. Use quantitative data analysis as the basis for making critical judgments and drawing conclusion.
  5. Examine the impact of technology on science and society.


Students will:

  1. Describe the concept of the individual as a factor in society.
  2. Examine and explain differing human ideas, experiences, and perspectives and how those influence local and global societies, human behavior, and human social interactions. 
  3. Examine the role of diversity in human societies and how diversity impacts individual and global change. 
  4. Compare historical complexities and how those influence societies, politics, economics, social issues, and communications between groups of people.
  5. Discuss how one’s own perspective can be altered by exposure to worldviews. 


Students will:

  1. Utilize existing ideas, images, or works in original ways.
  2. Produce individual or collaborative forms of expression (e.g. oral, written, musical, or artistic).
  3. Recognize and discuss abstract and symbolic representation. 
  4. Demonstrate resourcefulness in the process of problem solving. 
  5. Develop relevant skills in the pursuit of aesthetic goals. 


Dave Erickson
Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs