General Education requirements provide broad learning in liberal arts and science disciplines and form the basis for developing important intellectual, civic, and practical capacities (AAC&U). Our accrediting body, Middle States Commission on Higher Education requires the institution to have a general education program, free-standing or integrated into academic disciplines, that:
Offers a sufficient scope to draw students into new areas of intellectual experience, expanding their cultural and global awareness and cultural sensitivity, and preparing them to make well-reasoned judgments outside as well as within their academic field.
Offers a curriculum designed so that students acquire and demonstrate essential skills including at least oral and written communication, scientific and quantitative reasoning, critical analysis and reasoning, technological competency, and information literacy.
Consistent with the mission, the general education program also includes the study of values, ethics, and diverse perspectives.
At Lincoln University, General Education is treated as a stand-alone academic program unit governed by the Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs).
- IL01 - Effective Communication
- ILO2 - Technology and Information Literacy
- ILO3 - Diversity Awareness/Cultural Awareness
- IL04 - Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement
- ILO5 - Critical Thinking
- ILO6 - Lincoln Legacy
- ILO7 - Scientific and Quantitative Literacy
- IL08 - Integrative and Life-long Learning
View the complete ILO Definitions