ERIC Number: ED373854
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Policies on Transfer and the General Education Core Curriculum.
Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
In January 1993, the Illinois State Board of Higher Education, the Illinois Community College Board, and the Transfer Coordinators of Illinois Colleges and Universities launched the state's Articulation Initiative to develop a model general education curriculum that would be accepted as students transfer between the state's colleges and universities. The resulting General Education Core Curriculum (GECC) is designed to ensure the full transferability of credits for students attaining the Associate degree, for students transferring from a college before attaining an Associate degree, and for students transferring between baccalaureate degree-granting institutions. The GECC consists of courses designed to introduce students to the breadth of knowledge and the different modes of inquiry of different academic disciplines, balancing requirements among the core arts and sciences disciplines, and closely mirrors typical lower-division general education requirements of Illinois baccalaureate granting institutions. The requirements include three courses in communication, including a two-course sequence in writing and one course in oral communication; one to two courses in mathematics; two natural science courses, including one life science and one physical science, one of which must be a laboratory course; three humanities and fine arts courses, with at least one course from each division; and three courses in social and behavioral sciences, with courses selected from at least two disciplines. (Includes descriptions of courses in the GECC and lists of Articulation Initiative panel members.) (MAB)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Articulation (Education), College Credits, College Curriculum, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Educational Planning, General Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Liberal Arts, Program Content, Program Development, Statewide Planning, Transfer Policy, Transfer Programs, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.