KU: Time Will Tell If Strategic Plan Successful

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Saturday, November 3, 2012

University of Kansas Provost Jeff Vitter says it will be years before the school knows if its new strategic plan is working.

The plan, called "Bold Aspirations," was unveiled last fall and is aimed at improving the school's standing among public research universities.

One of Kansas' first objectives is creating a new core curriculum for undergraduates to be in place in the fall of 2013.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports that a committee is determining the exact course requirements. But the plan is to reduce the number of general-education requirements, which will target six specific educational goals.

Those goals are "critical thinking and quantitative literacy," "communication," "breadth of knowledge," "culture and diversity," "social responsibility and ethics" and "integration and creativity."

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