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Components of a General Education Program

One can think about putting together a general education program by thinking about its various components (aka considerations).  Here is a (non-exhaustive) list of components comprising the various models being proposed.

  1. Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

     

  2. Total Credit Hours

     

    • How large should our general education program be?
  3. Core/Foundation Courses

     

    • Is there a set of courses that every student will need to take?
    • Which courses are those?
  4. Writing Intensive/Quantitative Reasoning Courses

     

    • Will there be writing intensive or quantitative courses?
  5. Experiential Learning

     

    • Do we incorporate experiential learning into general education? If so, how?
  6. “University Program” areas

     

    • What do we think of our current distribution areas?
    • Which courses do we think satisfy those areas?
  7. Oral Communication/Transformative Dialogue?

     

    • How do we help our students have difficult discussions?
  8. Interdisciplinary Courses

     

    • Do we add truly interdisciplinary courses into our program?
  9. General Education Capstone

     

    • Do we add a capstone experience to our program?

Please share your feedback on general education components in the following form by Friday, March 1, 2024.  Comments about your general and specific thoughts regarding the components shared will be most helpful.