Draft Motion regarding General Education for Faculty Senate consideration from SEC


The main charge for the General Education Committee for the 2004-05 academic year is to charge academic departments to review their current general education courses relative to the current list of student learning outcomes (http://www.uwlax.edu/FacultySenate/committees/GenEdudocuments/GEd%20Outome%20Rev5-5-03.htm)  As such the Faculty Senate expects the General Education Committee to devote its time and efforts during fall 2004 primarily to this charge, and send a report to Faculty Senate related to the course reviews and other information gathered about the program by early spring 2005.  In addition, the General Education Committee should continue in its usual tasks of reviewing and approving new courses and Writing in the Major Programs, as appropriate.  The General Education Committee should also continue in its required task of assessing student learning in the program.


The Faculty Senate has not requested that the General Education Committee propose a major revision of the General Education program by the end of the 2004-05 academic year.  However, based on the results of its program review and assessment activities, the Committee should investigate strategies that can enhance program quality and student learning.  The Committee is also encouraged to engage in campus-wide dialog and discussions with all constituencies.