The General Education Council and the General Education Task Force recommend the adoption of the following learning outcomes. Over the past two years more than 60 UNF faculty members participated in their revision. This term all UNF faculty members were invited to provide input; their ideas further informed the list below. Faculty and student surveys affirmed their centrality to the curriculum. A sample of faculty teaching in each of the five General Education Categories plus representatives from all five colleges were surveyed: the list was endorsed by every faculty respondent as important and relevant. The 300 students surveyed (representing all five colleges) judged each of the outcomes to be either essential for the major or relevant to life and career: endorsements ranged from a low of 72% (outcome 1 below) to a high of 93%. The General Education curriculum map, created in consultation with General Education chairs and faculty, demonstrated that the program provides extensive opportunities for students to develop each of these competencies across the five General Education categories. The SACS on-site team commended the Task Force on the outcomes.
Know the world.
Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the natural sciences, mathematics, arts, and human societies.
Apply knowledge to real-world situations.
Recognize the inevitable limits of your own perception and understanding.
Read, analyze, and understand complex texts or quantitative information.
Use evidence to critically evaluate or defend a point of view.
Understand and critically evaluate ethical or aesthetic points of view.
Locate, evaluate, and/or use research sources.
Formulate and/or apply models to evaluate problems and draw conclusions.
Demonstrate civic knowledge and engagement.
Recognize your place in the world in relation to others.
Write in a coherent, analytical, and persuasive manner.
Speak respectfully, articulately and coherently in informal discussions or formal presentations.