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.


2017-2018  Membership of the General Education Committee

Name Department
Michael Alexander Music
Sara Alexander Arts and Sciences, Anthropology
Michael Beaty Arts and Sciences, Philosophy
Greg Benesh Arts and Sciences, Physics
Mike Boerm Arts and Sciences, MLC
Bill Booth Computer Science
David Clinton (Chair) Arts and Sciences, Political Science
Meghan DiLuzio Arts and Sciences, Classics
J. David Garret Robbins College, Communication Sciences
Jonathan Helm Registrar
Douglas Henry Honors College/Great Texts
Ken Jones Arts and Sciences, History
Erin Killingsworth Nursing
Chris Meyer Business, Management
Wes Null Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
David Pooler Social Work
Peter Ramsey Libraries
David Ryden Arts and Sciences, Mathematics
Touradj Solouki Arts and Sciences, Chemistry
Tracey Sulak Educational Psychology
Ben Cox Office of Institutional Effectiveness