Institutional Education Goals
To fulfill its mission, the College has established education goals stipulating it will provide:
- Intellectually challenging baccalaureate and associate degree programs that include study in both professional programs and the arts and sciences.
- A core curriculum, which allows students to demonstrate critical thinking, computer proficiency, computational ability, and self-expression in writing and oral form in understanding and developing new ideas and presenting them to others.
- The opportunity for students to learn and live in a diverse cultural collegiate community.
- Emphasis and privilege in its curricular and co-curricular programs to the voice and culture of American Indians as represented in the College's students, staff, and faculty.
- The opportunity for students to experience personal and spiritual growth and to acquire knowledge of Christian values and perspectives.
- Academic and non-academic support services that facilitate student success.
Core Curriculum Goals
The College has adopted the following goals in its core curriculum that all students are required to master:
- Informed, responsible, resourceful citizens, and community leaders in a local and global context;
- Critical thinkers with effective communication skills;
- Individuals appreciative of aesthetic expressions;
- Learners who are competent in mathematical reasoning and scientific inquiry and demonstrate proficiency in basic computer skills;
- Individuals with an awareness of cultural diversity and social heritage;
- Spiritually self-aware, self-directed, life-long learners;
- Ethical and moral decision makers.
The College, in partially assessing its success in accomplishing its education and core curriculum goals, regularly evaluates the following student outcomes:
- Students will achieve minimum or higher passing scores on standardized assessment tests associated with their majors, and will demonstrate satisfactory achievement in selected capstone courses or projects specific to each baccalaureate and associate degree program.
- A majority of students will rate their programs as being intellectually challenging on a graduate survey.
- Students seeking the Associate of Science or the Associate of Arts degree will take a minimum of six (6) credit hours of guided electives in the liberal arts.
- Students seeking the Bachelor's level degree will take a minimum of nine (9) credit hours of guided electives in the liberal arts.
- Students will demonstrate participation in community service projects through various course experiences.
- Students will demonstrate participation in campus and community cultural and civic events.
- Upon completion of the core curriculum, a majority of students will have achieved a minimum grade of "C" in all course work designated as the Core Curriculum.
- Students will demonstrate satisfactory ability to write and speak in standard English, documented by students achieving a minimum grade of "C" in English Composition I, II and Speech/Logic.
- Students will demonstrate ability to critically evaluate information and its sources.
- Students will score at or above the national norms in critical thinking, reading, and writing in each of these competency areas of the CAAP assessment.
- Students will participate in the study of aesthetics and actively engage in artistic expression
- Students will demonstrate proficiency in the computational techniques, technology and analytical skills necessary to succeed in their chosen majors.
- Students will score at or above the national norms in the scientific reasoning and mathematics competency areas of the CAAP assessment.
- Students will demonstrate proficiency in basic computer skills.
- Students will participate in culturally diverse, college-sponsored activities.
- Students will pass at least six credit hours in an associates program and nine credit hours in a bachelors program of select, required courses that expose students to issues of cultural diversity, including a three credit hour course in American Indian Studies.
- Students will have the opportunity to participate in Indian cultural events that are held on a regular basis.
- Students will successfully complete at least one religion course while at Bacone.
- Students will acknowledge on a graduate survey that Bacone College provided opportunity for personal and spiritual growth through a Christian perspective.
- Students will have an opportunity to participate in college sponsored activities and organizations that foster personal and spiritual growth.
- Students will demonstrate knowledge of and ability to apply a reasoned code of ethics.
- Students served by the Academic Support Center's programs will identify on a graduate survey that these contributed to their academic success.
- Students will acknowledge on a graduate survey their satisfaction with non-academic support services. (i.e., Business Office, Bookstore, Student Life, etc.)
- Students will utilize learning labs and tutors as needed, especially in traditional problem areas such as writing, mathematics, and the natural sciences.
- Through diagnosis of their learning styles, students will be better able to take responsibility for their learning