General Education Resources

The proposal to change the General Education Program was approved by the UAS 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:

  1. Add four new GE skills goals—ethical reasoning, quantitative literacy, collaboration, and problem solving.

  2. Adopt a new goal-distribution method for our assessment plan. This will reduce the number of goals each course is responsible for teaching and assessing while still ensuring that students gain adequate exposure to each goal.

  3. Eliminate the upper-level Themes requirement and replace it with an upper-level "Issues" requirement.

  4. Replace Knowledge Goal #3 with one corresponding with the upper-level component of the GE program.

Please click on the button below for details about implementing the new plan.

Please click on the link to download a pdf of the new General Education Program.

Please click on the buttons below to review other related materials.


PowerPoint from
Campus Forums

Oct 26-27, 2011 











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