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Updates from the GE Design Committee
June 23, 2020 09:28 AM
The Office of Undergraduate Education and the faculty members of the General Education Design Committee regularly receive questions about efforts to reform general education at BYU. This letter by associate professor Rex Nielson (Spanish and Portuguese) is the first in a series of letters written by faculty members explaining why they are involved in rethinking what could get better with the GE experience for students at BYU. Read Full Story
April 07, 2020 09:09 AM
UE Dean Susan Rugh visited with college deans and discussed GE reform. The deans are supportive of the reform. A steering committee was appointed to help direct the work of the committee whose charge is to build on the work of the first GE design committee and consider comments from faculty feedback. Read Full Story
February 18, 2020 12:18 PM
This month the GE Design Committee spent a day discussing the foundations of general education, possible models of general education and their corresponding problems, and the life-skills that all general education courses should teach. Read Full Story
February 17, 2020 10:00 AM
In the Fall of 2018, BYU President Kevin J Worthen gave a charge to faculty and staff at BYU concerning BYU’s General Education program. “BYU deserves a general education program that captures and reinforces our university identity, is easy for students and faculty to navigate... Read Full Story