GE Task Force 2017-18

GE Taskforce 2017/18 Final Report

Guiding principles

At-a-glance summaries of the three GE Models

Summary of GE models delivered to Board of Regents


Public Events

  • GE Forum: September 21, 2017
    Introduction of three proposed models of General Education for St. Olaf

  • GE Forum for Students: October 19, 2017
  • CILA Luncheon: November 16, 2017
    Follow-up on Paul Hanstedt visit: Discussion of  Integrative vs. Distribution GE Models

  • GE Forum: November 30, 2017
    • First Year Seminars: Who, What, and How?
    • Slides

  • GE Forum: February 15, 2018
  • GE Forum: March 8, 2018
  • Faculty Meeting: April 12, 2018
  • GE Forum: April 26, 2018
    • Our world is changing – should our approach to teaching history change as well?Current guidelines for HWC link the teaching of history with the idea of the West.  That is, they connect a particular set of methods for learning about the past with a particular conceptual framework that juxtaposes the West with something other than the West.  This linkage prompted debate at the beginning of our current GE.  The debate has only intensified in recent years.  In this forum we want to understand the current state of campus conversation about these issues.  What is our current practice in HWC courses?  What approach to history is the best way to satisfy the underlying aims of GE? 

Other Presentations

  • Current Trends in Liberal Education Curricular Design: Exploring the Options and the Implications
    by Paul Hanstedt, September 28, 2017

Background Documents


Task force membership