The Grand Valley State University General Education Program provides a broad-based liberal education experience that fosters lifelong learning and informed citizenship. The Program prepares students for intelligent participation in public dialogues that consider the issues of humane living and responsible action in local, national, and global communities.
Grand Valley State University students avail themselves of the broad range of opportunities offered through the General Education Program to
The Grand Valley State University community, including students, faculty, staff and administration, values and strongly supports the General Education Program. The General Education Program is recognized within GVSU and beyond for the breadth, depth and coherency of its courses, the quality of teaching and learning in its courses, and the Program's commitment to continuous improvement.
A committed and engaged General Education Committee provides strong, visionary leadership for the program. Through its effective working relationships with GVSU's academic units and strong connections with GVSU students and alumni, as well as employers of GVSU students, the General Education Program assures that its evolving offerings continue to be effective and relevant in a changing world.
We value collegial relationships, characterized by respect, trust, and transparency, with faculty, students, academic departments, and administration.
We value inclusion, recognizing that a critical factor in the success of the General Education Program is the active engagement of GVSU faculty, staff, students, alumni, and employers.
We value continuous improvement based on evolving knowledge, assessment processes, and changes in the local and global environment in which we operate.
We value excellence in teaching and learning.