Revising General Education at Northern Illinois University
The General Education curriculum, which has not undergone significant review in decades, will begin to be reviewed and revised in the academic year of 2012-2013. As undergraduates complete their General Education course requirements at NIU, they develop mastery of the learning outcomes of the Baccalaureate Degree Experience. General education courses help students develop the skills necessary for personal and professional success.
Curricular Innovations Task Force Recommendations
Endorsed the need for review and reform in NIU's Curricular Inovations Task Force Recommendations. A three-day planning workshop resulted in the task force deciding that General Education reform should be based upon the Baccalaureate Goals of NIU, which had not been reviewed since the early 1980's. Revision of General Education was delayed until a proper review of the Baccalaureate Goals and its student learning outcomes.