Curriculum Framework

Below is an overview of the General Education Curriculum framework, which was approved by St. Edward’s University faculty in April 2016 and by Academic Council in April 2017.  Click here for a one-page description of the curriculum framework: Curriculum Framework or click on the image below for a larger version. For the final version of the overview of the curriculum that was implemented in Fall 2018, see General Education at St. Edward’s University.

St. Edward's University General Education Curriculum, beginning Fall 2018


SLOs and Other Requirements

During the Fall of 2016 over 80 faculty and key staff worked in Requirement Development Committees (RDCs) to propose Student Learning Outcomes and other requirements for each of the components of the new general education curriculum.  GERC then gathered two main forms of feedback on these requirements.  Each dean provided feedback, questions, and concerns relevant to particular departments and schools.  Additionally, all faculty and key staff received individual feedback surveys.  GERC shared feedback from the SEU community with the appropriate RDC groups and, when appropriate, asked for revisions.  The revised SLOs and other requirements for all curriculum elements except Mission Markers and Interdisciplinary Concentrations were supported by Academic Council as guidelines for course development in April of 2017.  The Mission Markers SLOs and other requirements were approved by Academic Council on October 16, 2017.  Interdisciplinary Concentrations are still being developed.  They will not be a part of the 2018-19 curriculum, and will be phased in at a later date.





Interested in the original vision of these courses?

Click here for more detailed descriptions of the curriculum framework’s requirements as conceived by the curriculum model group in Fall 2015: Content and Contexts Course RequirementsDescription of ComponentsQuantitive ReasoningFreshman Seminar.