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Southeast Missouri State University
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Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Welcome to CAGLS
The Council invites you to join us in working
together to support administrators of general and liberal education
programs throughout higher education.
What is CAGLS?
The Council was formed to provide support for the
increasing number of college and university administrators that have
responsibility for institutional general/liberal education programs. The
Council grew out of group meetings of interested general education
administrators during the annual meetings of other national higher
education organizations including the Association for American
Colleges and Universities, The American Association for Higher Education
and the Association for General and Liberal Studies. We determined
that sufficient common problems exist for us to form an organization
which would provide information, support, and materials leading to
solutions for general education administrators. We meet annually during
the meetings of the Association for General and Liberal Studies. Dues
are $25.00 per two year membership.
Creation and promulgation of a directory of
members with brief summaries of their colleges/universities, their
general/liberal education programs, perceived program strengths, and
willingness to share information regarding program strengths. Since
a significant number of institutions have revised or are presently
engaged in revising their general/liberal education programs,
sharing information about the revision process is one important
component of success.
Creation of an electronic networking system
enabling members to communicate via the Internet. This activity is
exemplified with this Web Page.
Formation of a committee to pursue facilitation of
articulation between four year institution, secondary schools, and
community colleges. We hope to provide students with more efficient
transfer of courses and ensure program integrity.
Formation of possible accreditation standards and
guidelines for general/liberal education programs. We hope to
increase the academic rigor of general/liberal education programs
and provide students with more effective curricula. This important
activity will require considerable long-range planning as existing
accreditation mandates are complex, numerous, and often
self-serving. New accreditation guidelines should be designed with
considerable deliberation and caution.
Sharing information about faculty development
activities, especially as they apply to general/liberal education
programs. Many institutions have created programs that require
special teaching strategies, which depend upon faculty development
activities for support and guidance. Many faculty members are in
need of these activities as they approach freshman seminars designed
to introduce general/liberal education programs, senior capstone
courses, and interdisciplinary courses, programs and initiatives.
Join CAGLS at the AGLS National Conference in Asheville, NC,
September 25 - 27, 2008. For more information on the
conference please visit the web site at:
CAGLS Board meeting:
Tentatively Saturday, September 27, 2008.