Dear Community College Partners,
After a four-year process, the Faculty Senate of Oregon State University (OSU) enthusiastically approved the General Education curriculum proposed by the Baccalaureate Core Reform Committee. This action updates a 30-year-old curriculum, supports our transfer students, and recognizes the value of aligning with the state’s Core Transfer Map (CTM). OSU is excited to share the lower division requirements in our new curriculum can be completed through the CTM.
OSU has begun implementing this new curricular structure with an anticipated launch in summer 2025. Provost Edward Feser has appointed a steering committee, chaired by me, with leadership support from McKenzie Huber, Director of the Baccalaureate Core. Several additional support committees include:
Learning Outcomes, Criteria, and Rationale
Internal Policy and Process through the Baccalaureate Core Committee
Pedagogical Support and Development
Organizational Change Management (OCM)
As we continue developing our new general education program, we are committed to supporting our shared transfer students. We recognize you as our valuable partners in this endeavor, and we will work to ensure a smooth transition to the new curriculum. The OCM committee will serve as the conduit for connecting withcommunity college partners during the implementation process, and we will provide timely communication as we proceed. Members of the OCM committee were selected for their expertise in supporting transfer students, working with students and advisors at community colleges, and knowledge of the articulation process. You will continue to hear from us, including invitations for stakeholder consultation and other relevant information we hope will be useful to you as we move through these next few years and beyond.
You can learn more about the reformed curriculum, implementation structure, and timelines on our website. We will also be in contact to unveil our new curricular program’s name, intended to define and promote the importance of general education in the twenty-first century. Please do not hesitate to contact McKenzie Huber, chair of the OCM committee and Director of the Baccalaureate Core, at anytime. We also invite you to share this communication widely throughout your organization.
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Senior Vice Provost
Director of the Baccalaureate Core
Organizational Change Management Committee Members:
Erin Bird, Transfer Transitions Coordinator
Mary Chuinard, Director, Undergraduate Student Services, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences
Rick DeBellis, Associate Director for Transfer Admissions and Degree Partnership
McKenzie Huber, Director of the Baccalaureate Core
Kerry Kincanon, Head Advisor, University Exploratory Studies
Steve Wuhs, Associate Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, College of Liberal Arts