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The Efficiency Model

Our current general education program requires more than 50 credit hours.  Our accrediting body requires only 30.  This model aims to deliver an efficient, much smaller general education experience that maintains the spirit of what’s vital to a university’s general education.

This program is 33 total credit hours.

Foundations

12 credit hours/one of each of the following:

  • A writing intensive course
  • A QR course
  • A composition or oral communication course
  • A foundational math course.

Academic approaches

12 credit hours/one of each of the following:

  • A course in the arts
  • A humanities course
  • A natural science course
  • A social science course

Cultural understanding

9 credit hours/one of each of the following:

  • A course on discrimination
  • A course on racism/cultural diversity
  • A course on global citizenship

Please share your feedback on this model in the following form by Friday, March 1, 2024.  Comments on which features of the model you like/dislike (such as total credit hours, requirements, etc.) will be most helpful.

Comments on which features of the model you like/dislike (such as total credit hours, requirements, etc.) will be most helpful.