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General Education Advisory Task Force

The General Education Advisory Task Force leads the initiative of reviewing and making recommendations for renewing the UMKC general education program. 

Charge/Responsibilities

The General Education Advisory Task Force is charged with developing a strategy/plan for the creation and implementation of a “new” UMKC general education program that is tied to our UMKC mission, puts student success and student retention as a focus, includes a premier student learning assessment component and has an ongoing review and revision cycle. This plan will be submitted to the Provost as a recommendation.

The work of the committee will include:

  • Reviewing current national perspectives regarding general education experiences for undergraduate students in higher education, including: AAC&U’s position statements and publications, reviewing aspirational peer institutions’ general education and assessment programs and reviewing programs at institutions deemed to be exemplars of “best practices” associated with general education and student learning outcome assessment associated with general education programs.
  •  Reviewing current work in the state of Missouri regarding entrance and exit competencies (CAI) and consider this work in the revision of the UMKC general education program.
  •  Reviewing any additional relevant material to assist in the development of an outstanding general education program.
  •  Developing and implementing a plan for engaging the university campus in discussions regarding the revision of UMKC’s general education program.
  •  Maintaining student engagement and student retention concerns at the forefront of general education plans, including the development of a unique “UMKC” student experience in general education tied to the university mission.
  •  Preparing a written proposal for submission to the AAC&U General Education Summer Institute focused on our UMKC campus revision efforts.

Reports/Recommendations

Members

Name Representation

Cynthia Pemberton, Vice Provost, Chair

Provost Office

Wayne Vaught Associate Dean/Associate Professor

College of Arts and Sciences

Lynda Plamann, Associate Professor, Biology

School of Biological Sciences

Deborah O’Bannon, Assoc. Professor in Civil & Mechanical Engineering

School of Computing and Engineering

Tim Timmons, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies

Conservatory of Music and Dance

Kim Bray, Professor, Dental Hygiene

School of Dentistry

Cheryl Grossman, Associate Professor of Education, Curriculum and Instructional

School of Education

Laura Gayle Green, Librarian IV-Head of Music/Media Library

Libraries

Paul Cuddy, Professor and Senior Associate Dean

School of Medicine

Julie Cheslik, Associate Professor of Law

School of Law

Linda Garavalia, Assistant Dean for Assessment and Planning and Associate Professor

School of Pharmacy

Marilyn Taylor, Chair, Finance, Information Management and Strategy

Bloch School of Business and Public Administration

Jolene Lynn, Clinical Assistant Professor; Director, BSN Program

School of Nursing


Meetings, agendas and minutes

Meeting date Agenda Minutes Other

5/4/10

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04/20/10

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4/6/10

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03/16/10

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2/16/10

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2/2/10

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1/19/10

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1/5/10

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12/16/09

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11/18/09

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10/23/09

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10/5/09

 

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Administrative Center
5115 Oak St., Room 300G
Kansas City, MO 64110
Phone (816) 235-1107
Fax (816) 235-5509

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