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General Education Committee

The General Education Committee consists of representatives from every school/college that offers undergraduate degrees and programs at Baylor. The Committee produced the four general education outcomes below, which provide the foundation for all of Baylor's undergraduate degrees and programs. These outcomes also provide the university with a baseline of assessment and accountability for all undergraduate programs.

The General Education Committee oversees the process of assessment to determine the extent to which these four outcomes are being taught and learned. Where weaknesses in the general education curriculum are identified, the General Education Committee makes recommendations to the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education as to how these weaknesses might be addressed.

The Four General Education Outcomes as Established by the General Education Committee

These outcomes represent the general qualities expected of all Baylor graduates:

Communication: Baylor graduates communicate effectively and clearly, both in writing and in speaking, in a manner appropriate to the subject, occasion, and audience.

Critical Thinking: Baylor graduates are expected to be proficient in evaluating evidence, articulating arguments, justifying conclusions, and identifying and presenting multiple perspectives.

Leadership, Civic Engagement, and Service: Baylor graduates are able to demonstrate an understanding of the challenges of a global society with a commitment to social and civic responsibility and service among diverse communities.

Christian Perspective: Baylor graduates can demonstrate knowledge of the Christian scriptures and Christian heritage that enables participation in discourse from a Christian perspective.


2013-2014 Membership of the General Education Committee

Term Expires
School/Department Represented
Started on Committee
Wilkins, Ken
2016 Arts & Sciences (Biology)
Voreis, Kathryn
2016 Nursing
Singletary, Jon
2016 Social Work
Clinton, David (chair)
2016 Arts & Sciences (Political Science)
SoRelle, Jim
2016 Arts & Sciences (History)
Cloud, Rinn
2016 Arts & Sciences (Family & Cons Science)
Filgo, Ellen
2014 Libraries 2013
Henry, Doug
2014 Honors College (Great Texts)
Ferdon, Douglas R.
2014 Arts & Sciences (Journalism)
Alexander, Michael
2014 Music (Music Education)
Beaty, Michael
2014 Arts & Sciences (Philosophy)
Hanks, Thomas
2015 Arts & Sciences (English)
Cooper, Sandi
2015 Education (Curriculum & Inst)
Booth, Bill
2015 ECS (Computer Science)
Dixon, Andrea
Business (Marketing)
Bostic, Heidi
2015 Arts & Sciences (MFL)
Ryden, David 2014 Arts & Sciences (Mathematics) 2010
Null, Wesley
ex officio
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Tolbert, Patricia
ex officio
Office of Institutional Effectiveness
Helm, Jonathan
ex officio