expertise or of authority to mandate curriculum reform across the majors, let alone to determine what global citizenship means with respect to a major in chemistry, accounting or, indeed, any of the other 35 majors available across the University. They do, however, believe that the question should be examined in view of the University’s mission.
Too, committee members understand that the inclusion of global citizenship has already involved new coursework and a new tenure track faculty line in the General Education. To incorporate the same into the majors may well involve new coursework, different program configuration, more faculty positions and a wider variety of out-of-classroom experiences (including foreign travel) for students. The cost of implementing these potential changes is unknown, and this committee declines to speculate on the matter.
Accordingly, this committee recommends the following:
The University should maintain its momentum toward General Education reform by continuing implementation of the system as recommended by the AQIP Team and approved by the faculty and administration in April, 2007;
The University should empower a new AQIP Team to study the impact of Upper Iowa’s mission upon the academic majors and graduate programs, and to make appropriate recommendations to the faculty and administration. This Team should involve faculty members representing each of the University’s academic divisions; it should include both graduate and undergraduate faculty, and faculty teaching in the Extended University as well as those in the Residential University.