What advantage will students have from a new General Studies program?
Students will benefit greatly from taking a coherent, unified program which has clear, agreed upon learning outcomes. By the end of the student’s General Studies experience, s/he will know the purpose and appreciate having a broad general education.
What will be the advantage to faculty and departments of a new General Studies program?
Departments and programs will be able to develop innovative, academically enriching courses. The Portal and Capstone courses especially will allow faculty to use their creativity and to explore intellectual fields they might not otherwise get to. Also, departments and programs will have increased access to offer General Studies courses, particularly in the Portal and Capstone areas.