Program Revisions

On December 4, 2013, the Academic Policies and Procedures Committee approved revisions to the General Education curriculum, learning outcomes, governance structure, and proposal forms.  The revised General Education curriculum will go into effect in fall 2015. 

These revisions were generated through a three-year program review process.  The process began in November 2010 when Interim Provost Baumhover formed the General Education Review Task Force.  That committee identified six areas of concern and recommended solutions in its July 2011 report.  In November 2011, Provost Gonzalez opened an online campus portal in which faculty, staff and students had an opportunity to suggest solutions to the six areas of concern.  She then charged a new committee, the General Education Advisory Group, with reviewing all the suggestions and all related data and recommending changes to the General Education Program that would address the six areas of concern. 

On October 16, 2013 the UNC General Education Council voted to recommend two system-wide core competencies:  Critical Thinking and Written Communication.  Since these are competencies already addressed by the General Education programs of all the UNC institutions, their adoption should not necessitate any standardization of curriculum across the system;  therefore, the ASU General Education Council decided to remove the proposed revisions to the ASU General Education Program from the table and consider them on October 25, 2013.  On that date, Appalachian State University's General Education Council approved the revisions to the General Education curriculum, learning outcomes, governance structure, and proposal process.  The revisions were subsequently approved by University College Council on November 4 and AP&P on December 4.

Reports by related committees: 

Feedback submitted by the campus community in response to the General Education Advisory Group recommendations:

Materials submitted by the campus community pertaining to the General Education Advisory Group recommendations: