Revising UMaine’s Gen Eds: Reaffirming the Promise of a UMaine Degree

In the 2021-22 academic year we are having a campus conversation about our General Education curriculum, and we will present a new plan for Gen Eds to faculty senate before the academic year’s end.  Gen Eds are a promise that all faculty and staff make about what all UMaine undergraduates will experience during their time here.  As a promise from all of us, Gen Ed design must be informed by what we most want for all of our students.  To accomplish this, a Gen Ed Reform Committee, co-led by Faculty Senate and the Provost’s Office have been speaking with many groups of faculty, staff, and students to present  hypothetical designs and get input on Gen Ed characteristics we are excited or hesitant about.  We strongly encourage anyone in the UMaine community who could not make it to one of these scheduled meetings, but who cares about our general education curriculum, to watch these videos and provide feedback to the reform committee using the links below.

Our goal for Gen Ed Reform and its justification – What is the promise we deliver with a UMaine degree?

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A Review of the Data

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Maintaining Gen Ed quality and mission: a proposed stewardship body

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A potential model for Gen Ed Revisions 1: “Pathways”

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A potential model for Gen Ed Revisions 2: “Grand Challenge”

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A potential model for Gen Ed revisions 3: “Tiered”

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Comparing the Three Models

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