Ensuring students receive a quality degree with lasting value is the focus of the board’s ongoing and in-depth review of general education at Arizona’s public universities.
Ensuring quality in general education is a large-scale process that encompasses and includes the board, university presidents, provosts, administrators, faculty department heads, deans and students who all engage in the assessment of courses and programs in the general education curriculum. This year, the board and universities have discussed potential updates to the general education curriculum, using analytics as a tool to identify issues, transfer student experiences, adaptive courseware and learning platforms.
Ensuring quality in a rapidly changing higher education marketplace is a board priority. Each of these factors highlight the need to demonstrate how universities ensure that general education meets quality markers adopted in the board’s strategic plan and contributes to student success at Arizona’s public universities. The board’s ongoing quality review will address academic program review processes and reporting, post-tenure review and continued analysis of general education curriculum.