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. The following information by date has been distributed to the University of Minnesota faculty community for review: