The provost charged the General Education Task Force to:
- Develop a coherent rationale for general education
- Create a 30 credit general curriculum (GenEd30) for all undergraduate majors
- Allow for maximum portability across schools and majors
- Allow for contributions from all units involved in undergraduate education
- Develop a process for implementing and managing the new GenEd30
Charge from the provost
In January 2016, the General Education Task Force (GETF) was charged by the provost with developing a general education curriculum comprised of 30 credit hours, all of which are portable across all undergraduate majors in the university. This new GenEd30 curriculum is to be governed by a coherent rationale as required by SACSCOC and all units responsible for undergraduate education at VCU may participate. Additionally, we were asked to develop processes for implementing and managing the new GenEd30 curriculum. Assessment matters, or the development of student learning outcomes, were considered out of scope for the GETF.