Core Objectives

​The core objectives are skills and abilities that the state of Texas and Cedar Valley College believe all students should possess.

We define and assess the core objectives as one way to measure how well we are creating an environment that fosters growth for these important skills. Core objectives include communication skills, critical thinking skills, empirical and quantitative skills, teamwork, social responsibility, and personal responsibility. 
Core Objective Assessment Cycle

Core Objective Assessment Cycle

These six core objectives are relevant in virtually any field of study. Capstones, portfolios, research projects, signature assignments, internships, and comprehensive examinations provide rich evidence that can be analyzed for multiple outcomes. All six core objectives are assessed every Spring.

To gain a copy of the latest rubrics, please contact: Jo Pham

Even Years (2020, 2022, 2024…)
  • ARTS Art
  • BIOL Biology/A&P
  • CHEM Chemistry
  • CRIJ Criminal Justice
  • ECON Economics
  • ENGL English
  • ENVR Environmental Service
  • GEOL Geology
  • GOVT Government
Odd Years (2019, 2021, 2023…)
  • HIST History
  • HUMA Humanities
  • MATH Mathematics
  • MUSI Commercial Music
  • PHED Physical Education
  • PHIL Philosophy
  • PHYS Physics & Astronomy
  • PSYC Psychology
  • SOCI Sociology
  • SPCH Speech