Board of Regents Policy 5.213 Board of Regents Policy 5.213


General Education


Regents Policy Chapter 5, Academic Affairs
Regents Policy RP 5.213, General Education
Effective Date:  Oct. 18, 2002
Prior Dates Amended:  July 22, 1994; Oct. 31, 2014 (recodified)
Review Date:  August 2018

I. Purpose

To set forth policy regarding general education requirements.

II. Definitions

No policy specific or unique definitions apply.

III. Board of Regents Policy

    A. All university campuses define and require a core general education requirements. These requirements are based on a philosophical and rationale that are clearly stated and appropriate for each credential or cluster of credentials offered.

    B. Each campus’ general education core requirements shall be approved by the board and any significant changes must be approved by the board prior to implementation.

        1. Campuses through its curricular processes will determine courses that meet core general education requirements.

    C. At a minimum, general education core requirements:

        1. Introduce the content and methodology of the major areas of knowledge–the humanities, the fine arts, the natural sciences, and the social sciences;

        2. Develop the intellectual skills and social attitudes that will help students become lifelong learners, effective workers, and ethical citizens, including the ability to work with others, understanding diversity and civic responsibility;

        3. Provide opportunities for all students to develop and demonstrate competency in oral and written communication, information literacy, quantitative skills and critical analysis of data and argument; and

        4. Are in accordance with professional and regional accreditation standards (WASC).

IV. Delegation of Authority

There is no policy specific delegation of authority.

V. Contact Information

Office of the Board of Regents, 956-8213,

VI. References

VII. Exhibits and Appendices

No Exhibits and Appendices found


    Approved as to Form:    
    Cynthia Quinn    
    October 31, 2014    
    Executive Administrator and Secretary of the Board of Regents


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