GE Objectives

Students who complete the General Education curriculum should be able to demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World

Through study in the sciences and mathematics, social sciences, humanities, histories, languages, and the arts (Focused by engagement with big questions, both contemporary and enduring)

  • Intellectual and Practical Skills

(Practiced extensively, across the curriculum, in the context of progressively more challenging problems, projects, and standards for performance)

  • Personal and Social Responsibility

(Anchored through active involvement with diverse communities and real-world challenges)

  • Integrative Learning

(Demonstrated through the application of knowledge, skills, and responsibilities to new settings and complex problems)

The first of these Program outcomes maps to existing student learning outcomes for the individual GE Areas within the GE Program.  The other three GE Program Outcomes may be made operational by use of the AAC&U VALUE Rubrics (

The advancement of academic discourse requires civility and a respectful attitude toward all in the expression and consideration of a variety of viewpoints. All courses shall reinforce the ethical responsibility of students and instructors to acknowledge respectfully the learning styles and forms of expression of individuals and members of all groups.