The purposeful development, expression and reception of a message through oral, written or nonverbal means. 

  1. PURPOSE: Establish a clear central focus for a message which demonstrates an understanding of context, audience and task.
  2. CONTENT: Develop appropriate, relevant content logically sequencing ideas and/or information.
  3. LANGUAGE: Apply language and/or modes of expression of a discipline in an appropriate and accurate manner to demonstrate comprehension.
  4. EXECUTION: Convey a message effectively.

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How to Upload the MCC's 4Cs Outcomes and Scoring Guidelines into your course.

Need help interpreting the criteria for Communication or aligning your assignments to the Communication Scoring Guidelines?


Megan Garvy, Instructional Designer, Center for Teaching and Learning

Lindsey Pedersen, Student Outcomes Committee Chair, 480-461-7530

Team Lead:

Layne Owens-Goodman