Strategy 1-A

Establish a new KU curriculum for all undergraduate students

Based on extensive input from the KU community and research into educational outcomes for undergraduate students, Bold Aspirations adopted six educational goals that will serve as the foundation for our new KU Core curriculum:

  1. Build core skills of critical thinking and quantitative literacy
  2. Strengthen written and oral communication
  3. Develop a background of knowledge across fundamental areas of study
  4. Gain the ability to integrate knowledge and think creatively
  5. Respect human diversity and expand cultural understanding and global awareness
  6. Practice social responsibility and demonstrate ethical behavior

For each learning goal, a committee of faculty and students is specifying learning outcomes that will inform the KU Core.

Read about the progress we are making in building the KU Core Read More »

Bold Aspirations

Bold Aspirations is the strategic plan for KU, comprising individual plans for the following:

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