The College has adopted the University’s general education learning goals as fundamental to its learning experience. These goals are addressed in various ways throughout the College in all of its majors, program concentrations and individual courses. The College houses the University’s General Education program including its Freshman Seminars which are designed to provide a distinctive introduction to the University’s learning experience.
The program directly addresses the Middle States Standard requirements that the institution provide General Education as a core learning experience over the course of the baccalaureate degree. Middle States requires that: “The institution’s curricula are designed so that students acquire and demonstrate college-level proficiency in general education and essential skills, including at least oral and written communication, scientific and quantitative reasoning, critical analysis and reasoning, and technological competency.”
The current general learning goals of the undergraduate programs of the College are expressed through the General Education Learning Goals.
Based on the College’s mission and in addition to the general education learning goals defined above, student engagement and learning within specific programs and courses should result in outcomes that demonstrate successful student learning evidencing appropriate and specific and understanding consistent with each major. These outcomes will result from the completed coursework required by the major’s curriculum and by activities related to the learning experience—production, research, participation in student organizations, co-curricular activities, etc.
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