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Family and Consumer Sciences

College of Agriculture, Life Sciences and Natural Resources


Approved February 2012

FCSC Mission & Student Learning Outcomes:

Our mission is to strengthen families and communities with an emphasis on rural environments.

We recognize that societies are increasingly dynamic and interdependent. Therefore, we aspire to fulfill our mission through instructional, research, and outreach/extension efforts that challenge, motivate, and inspire learners and educators to be effective personal and professional contributors within this global arena. 

As faculty, we strive to provide a learning environment that allows for content knowledge within a specific area of concentration, as well as a broader set of skills that are relevant to all concentrations within our discipline of Family and Consumer Sciences. Specifically, our curriculum is designed to support the development of skills and knowledge in the following four areas:

Intellectual Skills

  • Inquiry & Analysis
  • Critical Thinking
  • Creative Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Problem Solving


  • Written
  • Oral

Personal & Social Responsibility

  • Professional Skills & Behavior
  • Civic Knowledge & Engagement
  • Intercultural Knowledge & Competence
  • Ethical Reasoning
  • Foundations and Skills for Lifelong Learning

Integrative  Learning

NOTE: these competencies (with the exception of Professional Skills & Behavior) align with the VALUE rubrics developed by the American Association of Colleges & Universities. These rubrics can be accessed at the following website:

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