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Core Abilities

Eastern Florida State College’s goal is to prepare students to live and work in a dynamically changing world by emphasizing student growth and lifelong learning. In keeping with our institutional mission and vision, EFSC promotes the development of the five key Core Abilities. These also line up with the five broad categories of state college general education learning outcomes defined in 2007 by a special task force of the State of Florida Council of Instructional Affairs.

Work Cooperatively

  • Learner demonstrates the ability to act cooperatively and effectively in a diverse environment.
  • Learner demonstrates respectful interpersonal skills while working with others.
  • Learner provides and accepts constructive feedback.
  • Learner contributes to a group with ideas, suggestions, and effort.

Think Critically & Solve Problems

  • Learner demonstrates the ability to research, evaluate, interpret, synthesize, and apply knowledge and understanding of problem-solving activities.
  • Learner demonstrates the integration of culturally and aesthetically based knowledge and understanding of problem-solving activities.
  • Learner demonstrates the integration of mathematically and scientifically based knowledge and understanding into problem-solving activities.

Process Information

  • Learner identifies, locates, and uses appropriate technology and informational tools for research purposes.
  • Learner gathers required information.
  • Learner selects, synthesizes, and organizes information.
  • Learner evaluates and documents sources.

Model Ethical & Civic Responsibility

  • Learner accepts responsibility for his/her learning.
  • Learner demonstrates respect for the rights, views, and work of others.
  • Learner exhibits personal and academic honesty.
  • Learner exhibits responsibility in personal, civic, professional and educational environments.

Communicate Effectively

  • Learner applies appropriate reading, writing, speaking, new media, and active listening skills to express information, ideas, and opinions.
  • Learner uses appropriate technology that supports or facilitates communication.
  • Learner communicates effectively, appropriately, and professionally in verbal, nonverbal, and written forms.