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The Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics funded two faculty fellows, one from History and from Life Sciences, to form a university-wide faculty committee charged with reviewing the state of general studies at ASU.
As one of the largest public universities in the country, we take it as an ethical imperative given the time and money invested by the state, the university and the students themselves in our general education curriculum, that the curriculum delivers on its promise to prepare students for purposeful and productive civic, professional and personal lives.
Review and possibly improve university general studies curriculum.
Faculty fellows produced a set of recommendations that will strengthen ASU’s general studies curriculum leading directly to a higher quality educational experience for students.
Excellent general education programs foster the thoughtfulness and confidence that empower all people in their lives as citizens, individuals, and creators. A commitment to access, equity, and student success seems to require a commitment to purposeful, coherent, and ambitious general education.
Dr. Catherine O'Donnell, The School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
Dr. Michael Angilletta, The School of Life Sciences.
Dr. Jason Robert, The Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics