1988: NCA site visit recommends "general education requirements as part of course of study;" faculty committee assembled to address general education; faculty committees in place for curriculum and assessment; job competencies assessed.
1989: General Education committee reports to Academic Council with core curriculum; core curriculum accepted by Academic Council.
1990: Assessment Steering Committee recommends assessment of general education skills for all; Academic Council adopts minimum general education requirements; College adopts ASSET test of basic skills for incoming degree seeking students; Board adopts summative assessment requirement; Boad adopts general education core.
1991: Core curriculum established for students entering a degree program.
1992: Subcommittee formed to identify how summative general education skills are measured.
1993: Vice-president for Instruction prmotes education "across the core to enhance student learning; General Education committee focuses on development of guiding principles for General Education.
1994: First official General Education Day held with workshops and keynote sessions for faculty and professional staff; mission defined.
1995: Writing checklist team drafts checklist; second General Education Day (theme: How Do We Do It?) introduced writing checklist; General Education Day attendees develop oral communication checklist following modified DACUM process; General Education appears in Sinclair catalog.
1996: General Education page established on college web site; first General Education Advisory Committee meeting; third annual General Education Day (theme: Skills for a Lifetime); General Education committee conducts SWOT for NCA; J.L. McCLure commends efforts and encourages collection of measurable data.
1997: Student writing sample collected and evaluated; fourth annual General Education Day with keynote speaker George Kuh; critical thinking guidelines piloted at General Education Day. The 1997 General Education Report detailed progress to date.
1998: Fifth annual General Education Day; strategic management process identifes General Education goals for the next three years; Chair's Council endorses General Education strategic plan; Dean's council endorses the following General Education strategic plan: By encouraging a myriad of general education activities both in and out of the classsroom, the vision of a diverse but coheesive community of lifelong learners at Sinclair will be achieved. This will occur when (1) General Edcuation become a visible, key component in the organizational structure and systems of the college; (2) The mission of General Education gains support and engagement throughout the college; and (3) General Education becomes a naturally integrated and infused aspect of all curriculum.
1999: Sixth annual General Education Day with a focus on values, citizenship and community. Honor Code draft initiated.
2000: Seventh annual General Education Day. Service learning focus of keynote by Robert Rhoads. Student input gained on the Honor Code.