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SCORE: Welcome & Committee Charge

The Special Committee On Reforming General Education (SCORE) will be responsible for reimagining and redesigning general education at Westfield State University.

Welcome

Welcome to the Special Committee OReforming General Education (SCORE) information page and data repository. It includes information about the committee, its deliberations, data (both internal and external) to inform its discussions, committee communications, and events.

Committee Charge                            Events & Guest Speakers                        Survey Results

Committee Membership                    Current Research                                                    Progress Reports & Working Models

Committee Structure                         Process & Design Principles                       Previous Research

Subcommittees                                 High Impact Practices                                 Communications

Bylaws                                                                                                     

Committee Charge


Charge:
The Special Committee On Reforming General Education (SCORE) will be responsible for reimagining and redesigning general education at Westfield State University. SCORE is charged with establishing a process for their work that is collaborative and inclusive, and any recommendation from the committee will be submitted to the All University Committee for full consideration by the governance process. When appropriate, SCORE will consult with the leadership of the University Efficiency Analysis Advisory Committee and will take their recommendations into account. SCORE is established as a Special Committee under the provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. SCORE’s tasks are focused on making recommendations on a new general education program.

SCORE will:

  • Develop a framework for a general education program that students will complete as part of their (undergraduate) degree requirements, with a goal of no more than 40 credit hours.
  • Develop a guide, with collaboration with the campus community, for the assessment of what we want our students to learn in their general education coursework.
  • Recommend a process and timeline for populating the new general education program with existing and new courses.
  • Recommend a structure for how the new general education program will be coordinated and assessed.

Committee Structure

  • 12 MSCA members (broad representation from different domains of knowledge as stipulated by New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), and at least 1 MSCA Librarian)
  • 5 Presidential appointees from Academic Affairs with at least 2 being APA members.
  • 2 students

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