General Education

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Framework30 Categories and Outcomes

In the summer of 2012, a steering committee comprising 17 faculty members—one from each CSCU institution—created a framework for a 30-31 credit competency-based general education core as part of 60-61 credit transfer pathways to be completed at the community colleges. This “Framework30” was voted on by all colleges and universities and approved by the BOR in fall 2012 for implementation in the system. Faculty work groups developed learning outcomes for the Framework30.

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Common Package

The General Education courses in the Framework30 will, in general, not transfer course-by-course. They will transfer as a block of 30-31 credits from a Connecticut Community College and count as an agreed upon 30-31 credits of general education (as part of a completed CSCU Pathway Transfer Degree) at the receiving CSU or Charter Oak State College . The receiving block of credits, which varies by CSU and CO, is referred to as the "Common Package." The Common Packages do not transfer as a block from one CSU or Charter Oak to another CSU or Charter Oak.

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Additional General Education

Programs can include up to six additional credits of general education beyond the required Framework30. The two additional categories are Creativity and Global Knowledge

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Completed Outcome Confirmation Documents by College

Framework30 & Additional General Education Course Lists by College
Framework30 Suggested Rubrics

In the summer of 2012, faculty groups developed the Framework30 outcomes and suggested rubrics. These rubrics serve as examples. Campuses have the option of using these rubrics, with or without modifications, or of developing their own rubrics for assessing the Framework30 outcomes.

Framework30 Assessment