The University's Liberal Education requirements have been in place for twenty years, with some revisions made to them in 2007-2008. While these requirements have served students and the University very well, regular reassessment is healthy. With implementation of the campus strategic plan underway, and a reaccreditation review recently completed successfully, the campus is taking this opportune time to revisit liberal education at the University of Minnesota.
A Pre-Planning Committee met over a period of 18 months and during that time fostered preliminary open conversations on liberal education. In November 2017 the Liberal Education Redesign Committee was charged to incorporate that preliminary work and move to the next stage: to develop one or more possible designs/models for a revised curriculum. The commitee's draft report is available for review here, along with visual representations of the three variations of the proposed model.