CNM & SFCC Competencies for the General Education Core in NM

CNM/SFCC combined competencies suggested for the General Education Core in New Mexico.

Communication

  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • Critical reading
  • Information literacy
  • Second language competence

Creative and Critical Thinking

  • Problem solving
  • Analysis/synthesis
  • Scientific method
  • Discipline-specific modes of thinking
  • Interdisciplinary connections

Information and Digital Literacy

  • Research
  • Digital communication
  • Internet
  • Analysis of technology
  • Software
  • Evaluating sources
  • Critical reading
  • Visual literacy (bias, symbolism, graphs)

Quantitative Skills

  • Number sense and estimating
  • Data analysis and statistics applied to real-world situations
  • Using math to solve real-world problems
  • Financial applications
  • Basic math, etc.

Professional Skills

  • Leadership
  • Collaboration
  • Professionalism
    • Punctuality
    • Organization
    • Interpersonal skills
  • Lifelong Learning

Personal and Social Responsibility

  • Civic knowledge and engagement—local and global
  • Intercultural knowledge and competence
  • Ethical reasoning and action
  • Sustainability
  • Wellness

Knowledge of Human Cultures

  • Cultural competence
  • Historical context
  • Intercultural & World Perspectives