The mission of the General College (GC)/College of Education and Human Development
(CEHD) task force was to develop a set of recommendations for designing a new college that
would build on the strengths of GC, CEHD, the Department of Family Social Science and the
School of Social Work in order to become a national model for teaching, learning, and human
development, consistent with the University’s goal to become one of the top three public
research universities in the world. The task force began by identifying the values that would inform its deliberations and
recommendations. These included: Commitment to Excellence; Diversity/Inclusion; Access →
Effective Support →Academic Success; “Cross-fertilization” of interests of faculty/students
across the College and University; High quality instruction/teaching expertise; Civic/Public
Engagement; Sense of community among faculty, staff, students, and alumni; and Greater
connections to PreK-12 and to MnSCU.
Documents (final report and executive summary) providing recommendations to improve the design and functioning of the new College created by the merging of the General College, College of Education and Human Development, the Department of Family Social Science and the School of Social Work.
Koch, Laura Coffin; Serfass, Robert.
Transforming the University: Final Recommendations of the Task force on Collegiate Design: GC/CEHD.
University of Minnesota.
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