Mission: The general education curriculum is designed to provide a foundation for knowledge common to educated people and to develop the capacity for an individual to expand that knowledge over his or her lifetime.
The general education curriculum is designed to provide a foundation for knowledge common to educated people and to develop the capacity for an individual to expand that knowledge over his or her lifetime. Students who have completed the general education curriculum at Arkansas Tech University will be able to:
In accomplishing its purpose, the responsibilities of the General Education Committee shall include but not be limited to:
The General Education Committee will assume responsibility for general education assessment from the Assessment Committee. In order for the General Education Committee to make informed decisions about general education goals, policy, and requirements, the General Education Committee must be directly involved in assessing general education outcomes. The General Education Committee should directly determine the types of information it needs to effectively and efficiently carry out its oversight role.
The General Education Committee should consult with the relevant members of the campus community to improve the assessment and attainment of general education goals.
The General Education Committee will lead a focused review of general education goals, approximately every 5 years, to be reported to the Assessment Committee.
All proposals which affect general education should first be evaluated by the General Education Committee. Proposals regarding curriculum are then forwarded to the Curriculum Committee with the General Education Committees recommendations.
The committee should work with the departments or organizations involved in the proposals to coordinate any proposed changes before forwarding the proposal to the Curriculum Committee.
The General Education Committee will be responsible for ensuring that the purposes, content, and intended learning outcomes of general education are clearly and publicly articulated.
The Vice President of Academic Affairs appoints the Director of General Education
who serves as the Chair of the General Education Committee.
The committee is comprised of representatives from each of the departments that teach large numbers of general education courses, and will be appointed by their respective deans to 3-year terms. (Note: Initial terms for the members appointed by the deans are as follows: Three years - English and Mathematics; Two years - Physical Sciences and History and Political Science; One year - Biological Sciences and Behavioral Sciences.)
The rest of the committee and elected membership is as follows:, viz.
Director of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness (ex officio)1
One appointed member from Student Government Association (ex officio)
One appointed member from Academic Affairs2
One appointed member from Faculty Senate
One appointed member from Assessment Committee
One appointed member from the Adjunct Committee
One elected member from College of Arts and Humanities3
One elected member from Ozark Campus
One elected member from College of Education and Health
One elected member from College of Business and Economic Development
One elected member from College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
1Ex officio members remain on the committee by virtue of their positions.
2All appointed members serve three year appointments.
3All elected members serve three year terms.
Updated to reflect academic college restructure effective FY 22-23.