Requirements and Student Resources
The purpose of the Weber State University General Education program is to provide students with foundational knowledge and intellectual tools that enhance and transcend their academic program of study. The big questions posed by General Education courses address significant issues about the world. General Education courses help students apply their learning and develop personal and social responsibility, which is demonstrated through signature assignments
The General Education program at Weber State University is supervised by the Faculty Senate General Education Improvement and Assessment Committee (GEIAC, formed in 2006), who crafted the general education objectives specific to Weber State University. The Utah System of Higher Education coordinates general efforts statewide. The latest comprehensive statement of statewide objectives was in 1999.
General Education Learning Outcomes (GELO)
GELO 1: Content Knowledge
GELO 2: Intellectual Tools
GELO 3: Responsibility to Self and Others
GELO 4: Connected & Applied Learning
Missions and Learning Outcomes by Area
The links in the following table provide the mission statements and learning outcomes for the eight areas of general education at Weber State University.
|Core Requirements||Breadth Requirements|
|Composition||Humanities & Creative Arts|
|American Institutions||Social Sciences|
|Quantitative Literacy||Physical & Life Sciences|
|Computer & Information Literacy|
GEIAC and the Area Committees work with the Office of Institutional Effectiveness to ensure the regular assessment of all general education courses according to their respective student learning outcomes, and to make recommendations for the improvement of general education at Weber State University. Each spring, GEIAC submits a final report summarizing the status of general education assessment.
|Academic Year||Link to Report||Approved by Faculty Senate|
|2011/12||Findings||April 19, 2013|
|2012/13||Findings||April 17, 2014|
|2013/14||Findings||April 16, 2015|
|2014/15||Findings||April 14, 2016|
|2015/16||Findings||April 13, 2017|