George Fox Core Competencies

Students of all levels and disciplines should be able to demonstrate competency in the areas below prior to graduating.

Rubrics for each outcome area can be found in Google Drive and Canvas.  Rubrics were selected and refined by faculty in the Cornerstone Core (general education) program.

  • Character Formation

    Students will learn to identify and cultivate key moral and intellectual virtues for their own development and for their instrumental value as performance strengths in their career and calling.

  • Christian Faith & Worldview Formation

    Students will integrate a faith perspective in thinking about various subject areas and epistemologies.

  • Christian Narrative

    Students will understand the story of God’s people in the Christian Bible and their own place in it.

  • Critical Thinking

    Students will employ critical thinking in multiple modes and subject areas.

  • Cultural Humility

    Students will be able to identify and analyze complex practices, values, and beliefs and the culturally and historically defined meanings of difference.

  • Digital & Information Literacy

    Students will be able to recognize when there is a need for information and to identify, locate, evaluate and responsibly use that information via the effective use of digital technologies.

  • Empirical Reasoning

    Students will be able to devise a strategy based on evidence, gather data to implement their strategy, and assess empirical evidence with which they are presented.

  • Ethical Reasoning

    Students will critically contemplate the conflicting value choices of the ethically complex world in which we live, articulate their own values, and reflect on how these values shape their ethical decisions.

  • Oral Communication

    Students will be adept in informing, persuading, creating understanding, and building consensus through speaking.

  • Problem Solving

    Students will be able to identify and define problems/issues, recognize their complexity, and consider the validity, relevance and strength of alternative viewpoints and solutions.

  • Quantitative Reasoning

    Students will be able to reason and solve quantitative problems from a wide array of authentic contexts and everyday life situations.

  • Written Communication

    Students will be able to develop and express ideas, opinions, and information in appropriate written forms.


Questions: Rob Bohall