Theme 1

Advancing Liberal Education in the 21st Century

Act of Determination 1 -- Evaluating the Strength of the Four C’s in the Core Curriculum

We will ensure that the Arts & Sciences core curriculum aligns with the four Core Competencies -- Communication, Critical Thinking, Civic Leadership, and Christian Perspective -- identified by the University General Education Committee (refer to Appendix 1A).

Action Step:
  • The co-chairs of the Arts & Sciences Curriculum Committee will work with academic departments to assess student competencies in communication, critical thinking, civic leadership, and Christian perspective in their respective majors; and by Fall 2014 will recommend action steps to the Council of Chairs that will ensure the content in the range of core course offerings fully addresses these competencies.