The proposal to change the General Education Program was approved by the University Academic Senate on January 27, 2012. There are four broad changes that help better align GVSU's General Education Program with the national conversation on liberal education and address concerns about the upper-level component.
The changes are:
Draft Proposal - Letter addressed to faculty, staff, and students, containing the proposal to revise the General Education Goals and Assessment Plan and revise the upper-level component from Themes to Issues.
Revision Plan in Brief - Summary of revisions proposed by the General Education Committee and the planning process
Campus Forums on the Draft Proposal - Powerpoint presentation of the outline and discussion points for campus forums on the proposal to revise the upper-level component from Themes to Issues. Includes timelines for proposal and implementation.
Proposed Goals - List of proposed goals with expected student learning outcomes for each.
Goal Distribution Plan - Proposed assignment of goals across GE categories.
Backgrounder - Discusses how and why the GEC has proposed new goals for the Program
Invitation to Workshops - Invitation to faculty to attend FTLC workshops to promote discussion of Collaboration, Ethical Reasoning, and Problem Solving.
Letter to Deans and Unit Heads - Discusses implementation of the revision plan and invites faculty to participate in the Issues course-development process.
Letter to Faculty - Addressed to faculty interested in Issues course development. Describes Issues Knowledge goals.