On November 12, 2010, Provost Everts requested that a task force be formed to undertake a review of General Education at Illinois State University. The work of the task force, co-chaired by Dr. Claire Lamonica and Dr. James Palmer, will be undertaken from January 2011 through May 2012, when recommendations for program revision will be forwarded to the Provost.
As a step in this process, the task force has begun revising the mission, goals, and outcomes of the general education program. The current document is still in draft form, and the task force welcomes your comments. Please consider sharing your feedback.
The current General Education Program was approved by the Academic Senate in 1992 and fully implemented in 1998 after a two-year pilot. Program structure was modified and learning outcomes redistributed among courses following a systematic, year-long review by the Council for General Education in 2004-05. The Council for General Education, an external committee of the Senate, has oversight of the program and its goals.
The four Shared Learning Outcomes below represent students' capacity to critically think and solve problems, to comprehend and contribute to diverse and global perspectives, to be stewards of life-long learning, and to advance public opportunity.