General Education Revision

In May 2013, the General Education Revision Committee submitted their final report titled General Education Learning Outcomes and Implementation Plan.

The Committee was directed in Fall 2011 to:

  1. Integrate General Education with degree program requirements
  2. Reduce the number of General Education credits
  3. Identify multiple pathways toward General Education course completion
  4. Make greater use of minors, certificates and integrated interdisciplinary sequences of courses as well as service and experiential learning
  5. Focus on documentable excellence consistent with Higher Learning Commission expectations for The University of Akron

General Education: A Foundation for Baccalaureate Education

General Education Revision Committee Final Report Contents:

  • Working definition of General Education
  • General Education learning outcomes and assessment plan
  • Definition of General Education titles (categories) of courses
  • Credit hour recommendations

General Education Steering Committee Final Report (5/1/13)


 Steering Committee members:

  • Linda Subich, Arts and Sciences (Chair)
  • Janet Bean, Arts and Sciences
  • Constance Bouchard, Arts and Sciences
  • Alan Bowdler, Engineering, Board of Trustees
  • Thomas Calderon, Business
  • Irina Chernikova, Summit College
  • Mary Beth Clemons, Undergraduate Student Government
  • Beth Graham, Arts and Sciences
  • John Green, Arts and Sciences
  • Virginia Gunn, Arts and Sciences
  • Annie Hanson, Engineering
  • Jennifer Holz, Wayne College
  • Marlene Huff, Health Professions
  • Tim Lillie, Education
  • David Perry, Arts and Sciences
  • Andrew Rancer, Arts and Sciences
  • Bill Rich, Law
  • Joe Salem, University Libraries
  • Linda Saliga, Arts and Sciences
  • Brooks Toliver, Arts and Sciences
  • Don Visco, Engineering
  • Sheldon Wrice, Summit College

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