The TAP Steering Committee has finalized a proposal for the System-wide General Education Core. The framework is a structure for implementing Public Act No. 12-31, which requires ‘ . . . a general education core of courses for which not fewer than thirty academic credits shall be offered by each constituent unit as part of its liberal arts and sciences programs and any other degree program designated as a transfer program.
Please look over the documents and share them with your colleagues. In essence, this framework is the same as the one I presented to you in September for public comment. We have made some clarifications to the framework based on the public comment, but the basic framework remains the same. We will be voting on ratification of this framework in the General Education Subcommittee and in the full curriculum committee. Please read through the attached documents carefully and share with your departments. Feel free to ask me any questions you have on the framework in advance of the meeting.
The following links will direct you to the documents;
Letter from Steering Committee detailing response to feedback, Framework, and learning outcomes
Framework with tracked changes
Goals and Learning Outcomes with tracked changes
Recommended Implementation Plan
4 credit proposals