Role of and Resources for Faculty Members
Faculty members play a critical role in helping our students understand not only what a liberal arts education is but also why it is valued by the institution, employers, and society. The liberal arts education prepares students not just for their first job - but for their last!
Advising offers one avenue to begin conversations with students about how their liberal arts education is preparing them for both the near and distant future. The classroom provides another more consistent opportunity for faculty to engage in these critical discussion with students.
All general education courses must meet specific criteria that have been approved by the faculty. The faculty’s goal should be to not only meet these criteria via course assignments, discussions, and experiences; but to also intentionally and deliberately discuss why these criteria are important.
Within the faculty resource section, instructors can find:
- curriculum applications for general education courses including UNIV 103: First-Year Inquiry, Diversity, Perspectives and Writing
- faculty resources such as sample syllabi and external websites regarding the liberal arts and
- the UNIV 103 Faculty Handbook designed to assist faculty who teach first-year students.
Presentations on General Education
- Communicating Effectively and Delivering on the Promise of General and Liberal Education (pdf) by Debra Humphreys, Vice President for Policy and Public Engagement, Association of American Colleges & Universities