The Undergraduate Curriculum Revision Task Force has been charged with studying the undergraduate curriculum within the parameters of UALR’s mission, existing law, policies of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, and current trends, and considering appropriate revisions to the UALR undergraduate curriculum to ensure its relevance for the 21st Century.Ā
We plan to follow a transparent and inclusive process in fulfilling our charge. We need your comments about the proposed statement of purpose for the core curriculum/general education and the proposed list of core competencies we recently developed.
The Purpose of General Education
The ācoreā or program of general education nurtures in students the skills, habits of mind, and values that are necessary to succeed in the remainder of their baccalaureate programs and to continue to learn beyond graduation. The skills are developed in courses and other activities within areas of inquiry that encourage breadth of education, serve as a context for more specialized study, and, by a long tradition, have been considered essential to the full development of free persons who wish to participate meaningfully in the various communities of which they are a part.
UCR List of Competencies
- Communication (oral, written, visual, second language (including ASL).
- Critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, and collaborative problem solving.
- Information technology (locating, retrieving, evaluating, synthesizing).
- Social, natural, and mathematical scientific methodologies.
- Humanities and Fine Arts.
- Ethical and civic consciousness.
- Global and cultural awareness.
- Innovation and creativity.
Please provide your comments on the UCR Proposed Mission Statement and List of Competencies in the space below.Ā We would like to receive your comments by December 1.Ā