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                  General Education Mission, Goal and Outcomes (Policy)

General Education Mission
The Oglala Lakota College General Education provides opportunities for students to acquire and 
apply the skills and disposition necessary to become life-long learners and contributing members 
of their diverse local and global communities through Wolakolkiciyapi.
General Education Goal and Outcomes
OLC’s unique mission is evident in the general education goal and outcomes. The general 
education program has a primary goal which filters through all aspects of the program.

General Education Goal: Students will exemplify Wolakolkiciyapi: Learning Lakota ways of life 
in community.

General Education Outcomes: OLC has eleven general education outcomes. The general 
education program encourages students to develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to be 
successful in their degree programs. The learning outcomes are grouped into six areas under 
Wolakolkiciyapi: written and oral communities, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, 
technology, disposition, and diversity. The outcomes state that upon completion of a degree 
program, the student should be able to:


   1.   Apply cultural values in a learning atmosphere.
Written and Oral Communication
   2.   Communicate effectively in writing using both Lakota and English.
   3.   Demonstrate oral communication skills in both Lakota and English.
Quantitative Reasoning 
   4.   Apply quantitative analytical skills
Critical Thinking 
   5.   Examine concepts and theories across multiple contexts and disciplines.
   6.   Critically review resource material.
   7.   Develop ideas to address contemporary issues.
   8.   Critically examine sovereignty
   9.   Demonstrate proficiency in the use of standard computer technologies.
   10.   Examine the importance of diversity.
   11.   Examine the contexts of Lakota social organizations, communities and global networks.

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