New general education program in Lynchburg College
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) - The faculty of Lynchburg College has approved changes to the institution's general education program.
The new program clarifies the purpose of a Lynchburg College education by focusing on preparing students for "responsible engagement in a complex world."
Responsible engagement means broad knowledge as well as career preparation.
Here are a few highlights of the plan:
- Number of general education credit hours cut to 42 (after previously standing at 51-57, depending on a student's prerequisites)
- Five key learning goals: breadth of learning, global perspectives, intellectual engagement, personal and social responsibility, and integrated learning.
- The faculty chose to visually represent the program using an image of the Dell, the grassy lawn at the center of campus
- The new program was developed over a period of 22 months.
This plan will begin to take effect in the fall of 2019.
Revising the general education program was a critical component of Vision 2020, Lynchburg College's current strategic plan, and an important step in our transition to the experience we will offer as the University of Lynchburg.