Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning records, 1987-2011
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Brief Description: Since the late 1980s Kansas State University administration has encouraged a more diversified educational background for students.  Programs that have done this include Common University Degree Requirements (C.U.D.R.), University General Education (U.G.E.), and K-State 8.  This collection includes materials related to general education at K-State and include assessment records, course changes and descriptions, assessment surveys, advising records, funding proposals, and committee records.
Held at:
Morse Department of Special Collections
Email: libsc [at]
Created by: Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning
Volume: 10.5 Linear Feet
Acquired: 08/09/2013.
Arrangement: The collection consists of seven series: 1) Common University Degree Requirements; 2) University General Education; 3) K-State 8; 4) Advising; 5) Subjects.
Biographical Note for Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning :

The Academic Affairs Committee of the Kansas State University Faculty Senate appointed a committee in 1986 to address administration and faculty concerns about a lack of understanding among undergraduates of core competencies.  This committee reviewed the current general education standards at K-State, and the following year another committee defined what skills and knowledge students should have at graduation.  A third committee was formed in 1988 and used data gathered by the previous committee to propose changes to the Common University Degree Requirements.

In 1991, Provost James Coffman, with the support of the Faculty Senate, began a project to create a University General Education (U.G.E.) plan for K-State students based on the 1988 committee's proposal.  This plan was approved and implemented in 1994 with planned assessments to the program occurring periodically.

By the mid-2000s, the University General Education program needed to be revised.  The General Education Task Force was set up in 2006 to address these needs.  In 2008 a proposal was given to the Faculty Senate, in 2009 the proposal for K-State 8 was approved, and in 2011 K-State 8 was implemented.

Access Restrictions: No access restrictions: All materials are open for research.
Subject Index
Kansas State University history
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.
Physical Access Notes: Original materials available during open hours of repository and any digitized materials that are online are available with Internet access.
Acquisition Notes: Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning  Records transfer.
PreferredCitation: [Item title], [item date], Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning records, Box [number], Folder [number or title], Morse Department of Special Collections, Kansas State University Libraries.