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WKU Colonnade (General Education) Assessment: Data by Category

WKU's general education program, The Colonnade, aligns with the Kentucky Graduate Profile. The Kentucky Graduate Profile "focuses on the workforce skills that graduates need to thrive in their careers. The following 10 Essential Skills are identified by higher education organizations and workforce professionals as learning outcomes all graduates need for success in their chosen fields of study (KY Council on Post-secondary Education).

  1. Communicate effectively:
  2. Think critically in order to solve problems and create new ideas and solutions:
  3. Apply quantitative reasoning skills to analyze and solve numerical problems:
  4. Interact effectively with people from diverse backgrounds:
  5. Adapt to changing circumstances while leading and supporting others:
  6. Perform professionally within their chosen field of study or occupation: G
  7. Engage in civic life to improve society:
  8. Collaborate and work in teams:
  9. Demonstrate evidence of applied and integrated learning:
  10. Use information for decision making:


Includes the following:

  • Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
  • Literary Studies (AH)
  • Human Communication (OC)
  • Writing in the Disciplines (WC)        


Includes the following:

  • Arts and Humanities (AH)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (SB)
  • Natural and Physical Sciences (NS)


Includes the following:

  • Local to Global
  • Social and Cultural
  • Systems
  • International Experience

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 Last Modified 1/12/24