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What is Liberal Education?  Liberal education is an approach to college learning that empowers individuals and prepares them to deal with complexity, diversity, and change.  It emphasizes broad knowledge of the wider world (e.g., science, culture, and society) as well as in-depth achievement in a specific field of interest.  It helps students develop a sense of social responsibility as well as strong intellectual and practical skills that span all major fields of study, such as communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills and includes a demonstrated ability to apply knowledge and skills in real-world settings.

GENERAL EDUCATION is the part of a liberal education curriculum that is shared by all students.  It provides broad learning in liberal arts and science disciplines and forms the basis for developing important intellectual, civic, and practical capacities.

76% of employers would recommend this kind of education to college-bound students.    Source: Associate of American Colleges & Universities

The mission of EKU's General Education Program is to promote learning that is central to the intellectual pursuits associated with our educational programs and to enable students to make informed choices about matters of public and personal significance in a diverse, democratic society and global community. Our program helps students to become informed, independent thinkers by developing competencies in communication, quantitative analysis, and critical thinking and by helping them understand and appreciate the diversity of culture, individuals, the natural environment, and the global society.

University General Education Committee (UGEC) meetings:  UGEC meetings take place on the first Thursday of each month of the fall and spring semesters. These meetins are open to the cmapus community for informational purposes; only members are allowed to speak during meetings. If you would like to observe an upcoming meeting, please email one of the committee co-chairs (Erin Presley or J.P. Stearns) to obtain the Zoom link. 

General Education Mission and Goals (2021)21.98 KB
GE Mission and Goals (2016)18.31 KB
GE Goals by Element (2016)17.32 KB
GE Assessment Report 20201.1 MB
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