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Rhodes State Announces Fall 2020 Dean's List

Academic Affairs fosters the professional and intellectual growth of students and faculty by offering contemporary curricula that are taught by a qualified faculty comprised of lifelong learners who provide a supportive environment intended to develop critical thinking, an appreciation of global diversity and the capacity for life-long learning. Our mission is to kindle a passion for learning by developing qualified faculty and students through effective and relevant instructional designs focusing on access and success for all learners.

Academic Affairs uses an assessment process for measuring student academic achievement; this assessment process is used to identify opportunities for (1) improving teaching and learning, (2) aiding student retention and (3) verifying the job preparedness of graduates. The College systematically assesses student learning outcomes in order to improve learning and instruction. Program assessment of learning assures students, employers, and the community that Rhodes State College graduates possess the skills needed to perform competently in the workplace. Additionally, assessment of General Education affirms that graduates possess the needed skills and abilities to act as life-long learners and quality contributors to their communities.

Rhodes State College has chosen five General Education core skills and abilities to be assessed at the course, program and academic institutional level. The General Education core skills and abilities are: (1) Writing, (2) Global and Diversity Awareness, (3) Critical Thinking, (4) Information Literacy, and (5) Computation Skills. Our ability to affect growth is realized only through a systematic, and on-going process of collecting, assessing and continuously improving teaching and learning.

General Education Core Skills and Abilities


Graduates’ written documents reflect their ability to think critically about a topic; to organize and develop ideas effectively; to present those ideas in an appropriate, mechanically correct, professional style; and to follow a standardized documentation format (when specified by the assignment).

Global and Diversity Awareness

Graduates of Rhodes State College will demonstrate:

  1. Appreciation for others as measured through effective interpersonal and collaborative skills with individuals and groups.
  2. Awareness of the interdependence and interactive effects of such factors as culture, history, sexual orientation, psychological functioning, education, economics, environment, geography, language, politics, age, gender, ethnic heritage, physical challenges, social class, social skills and religion.

Critical Thinking

Graduates can understand and interpret data, analyze and synthesize information, and draw unbiased, logical conclusions after fairly considering all-important aspects of a situation.

Information Literacy

Graduates will "recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information". They will also demonstrate the ability to extract appropriate information from hard-copy and electronic media, to manipulate current software and hardware to access and communicate information appropriately, and to have a basic understanding of copyright rules and the ethics of extracting, sharing and citing source information. (Association of College Research Libraries, 2006)

Computation Skills

  1. Graduates of Rhodes State College will demonstrate computational skills in the context of solving real-world problems by following some or all of these competencies:
  2. Read and understand the situation to determine a solution strategy.
  3. Set up the problem with the pertinent information.
  4. Solve the problem with the given data using appropriate technology such as calculators or computers as needed.
  5. Check the computational results for accuracy and reasonableness.
  6. Communicate or utilize the results.

Antoinette Baldin, PhD

Senior Vice President
(419) 995-8406

Eric Mason, EdD, MSN, RN

Dean, Academic Affairs
(419) 995-8265

Angela Heaton, PT, MSEd

Dean, Health Sciences
(419) 995-8813

Andrea Faber, PhD

Dean, Technology & Liberal Studies
(419) 995-8422