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Reimagining the Cornerstone Program

This site hosts documentation related to the Cornerstone Program revision process, started in Fall 2018. Here, the community will find materials that inform our process and documentation that reflects our progress. We encourage faculty, students, and staff to bookmark this page as it will be updated throughout the Reimagining Project. 

In this guide you will find:

  • Home page: updated timeline for the GenEd revision process and notifications about opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to participate in the process and provide feedback.
  • Mission Statement Draft: updated to reflect the most recent draft mission statement we propose adopting as part of the new GenEd program.
  • Sample Program Drafts: sample program drafts for review and response by the campus community. Once a single program proposal draft is available, this page will be updated to reflect that proposal.
  • Listening Session Documentation: provides an overview of the sessions conducted in 2018-2019 to obtain initial feedback to inform the reimagining process.
  • Survey Documents: outlines the survey process conducted in Spring 2019, along with the survey instruments distributed to faculty, staff, and students.
  • Resources & Readings: an evolving set of links, organized thematically, that we have collected throughout the GenEd process and that inform campus conversations.

Timeline

October - November 2020: 

  • Task Force and Subgroup members meet weekly during late October and November to revise sample program plans
  • Sample program plans are shared with faculty, staff and students
  • Feedback sessions on sample program plans begin

December 2020 - January 2021:

  • Sample program plans shared with faculty, staff, and students
  • Feedback sessions on sample program plans begin

February 2021:

  • Community feedback sessions and dialogue groups continue

March - April 2021 

  • Task Force drafts a single draft set of program requirements based on community input 

May 2021 

  • Program proposal shared with the Stonehill Community 

May-August 2021 

  • Additional program proposal revisions based on faculty and student feedback  
  • Attendance at AAC&U General Education & Assessment Institute (Accepted March 2020, deferred from Summer 2020 to Summer 2021); focus on revising program proposal based on faculty feedback and drafting initial implementation plan 
  • Assistant Dean for General Education maps existing curriculum to new program requirements to determine what new courses may be needed 

September 2021 

  • Program submitted to Faculty Senate for vote 
  • Program submitted to Senior Leadership and BoT for approval 

October—December 2021: 

  • Assistant Dean for General Education brings proposals for any new courses needed for Fall 2022 semester to GenEd Advisory Committee and Curriculum Committee for approval 
  • Assistant Dean for General Education brings existing courses that meet Fall 2022 semester requirements to GenEd Advisory Committee for approval 
  • Assistant Dean for General Education works with Admissions and Marketing to promote the new program and share it with prospective students 

January 2022-April 2022: 

  • Assistant Dean for General Education brings proposals for any new courses needed for Spring 2023 semester to GenEd Advisory Committee and Curriculum Committee for approval 
  • Assistant Dean for General Education brings existing courses that meet Spring 2023 semester requirements to GenEd Advisory Committee for approval 
  • Assistant Dean for General Education works with Admissions and Marketing to promote the new program and share it with prospective students 

Spring & Summer 2022:  

  • Faculty development grants to work on Fall 2022 courses (repeats each semester until all 4 years of courses are built) 

Summer & Fall 2022: 

  • Faculty development grants to work on Spring 2023 courses (repeats each semester until all 4 years of courses are built) 

August 2022: 

  • New program launches in Fall 2022, enrolling students from the class of 2026

Questions & Comments

If you have questions or comments about the GenEd Reimagining Project, please contact the Office of General Education, 508-565-1799, GenEd-office@stonehill.edu.

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