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In December 2017, Shippensburg University approved a new General Education Program that takes effect with entering students in Fall 2018. The following are some key documents related to the new program. 

Program Listing

General Education Program

Key Documents

General Education Program (Approved Dec. 2017)

GEC Course Distribution List (Approved Feb. 2018; Amended April 2018)

General Education @ SHIP: A Handbook for Advisors and Their Students

Program Goal Assessment Data - Sample Forms

Governing documents

New Middle States Standards for Accreditation (pub. 2014, amended 2015, effective Fall 2017)

New PASSHE Student Transfer Policy 1999-01-A (amended Oct. 2016, effective Fall 2017)

New PASSHE General Education Policy 1993-01-A (amended Oct. 2016, effective Fall 2018)

Other Important Documents

Open Faculty Forum, Fall 2015

Download the all-in-one report (2 MB) or, if you prefer, each piece:

  • The needs for program renewal: in 4 arguments (the handout).
  • Notes taken during the face-to-face sessions on Oct. 2 
  • Comments submitted during the online session.
  • Major themes that emerged and responses from the GEC's Program Committee

GEC Approved Reform Process

General Education History and Timeline, abridged

GECC Assessment Subcommittee Report 2010

Middle States Commission Report, 2009-05-29

PASSHE Academic Degrees Directed GenEd Policy 2012-02-20

PASSHE Academic Degrees Policy 1990-10-18-A

PASSHE Assessment Policy 1997-01-16

SU Academic Master Plan 2013-09-13


Old PASSHE General Education Policy 1993-01 

Old PASSHE Academic Passport Policy 1999-01