General Education Maps and Markers: Designing Meaningful Pathways to Student Achievement
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January 13, 2015

General Education Maps and Markers: Designing Meaningful Pathways to Student Achievement

Written for faculty members, academic leaders, and policy makers, General Education Maps and Markers: Designing Meaningful Pathways to Student Achievement provides clear principles and guidelines to ensure that general education fosters the LEAP Essential Learning Outcomes and key proficiencies important for long-term success and flourishing, enriches students' learning in the major, and prepares college students to successfully tackle the kinds of complex problems they will inevitably confront in work, civil society, and their own lives. General education, invented to help college students gain the knowledge and collaborative capacities they need to navigate a complex world, is today and should remain an essential part of a high-quality college education. And yet, in practice, general education programs too often underperform. The principles and guidelines presented in these pages directly address this long-standing disconnect between the crucial goals American colleges and universities have set for general education and the outdated practices that too often stand in the way. They invite the transformative redesign of general education that higher education needs and that our students deserve. Excellent resource for general education committees and undergraduate curricular reform efforts.