The Office of General Education, enacting the vote of the Council of General Education, has published updated rubrics for the Common Curriculum’s Proficiencies and Experiences graduation requirements.
The Council of General Education sought to:
- Provide consistency across the Proficiencies in terms of the number of hours required for an activity and the length and number of the required reflections
- Create a standard prompt for each Proficiency, as students often had difficulty understanding what to put in their reflection
- Add the option of submitting completed work that demonstrates the supporting skills (completed during the activity or course) in lieu of a reflection.
Overall, the Council noted that the inconsistencies in the requirements and the fact that they caused problems for students (and were largely arbitrary), so the Common Curriculum Proficiencies and Experiences were streamlined. The streamlined requirements and updated rubrics are now available on the Common Curriculum website.