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As directed by the 1996 WASC accreditation report, we have thoroughly reviewed and revised our general education program, making it more streamlined and integrated, focusing on developing those qualities in students we feel most effectively meet the mission of the university.
As directed by the 1996 WASC accreditation report, we have thoroughly reviewed and revised our general education program, making it more streamlined and integrated, focusing on developing those qualities in students we feel most effectively meet the mission of the university. Over the course of more than two years, 8 an interdisciplinary committee on general education assessment (involving more than 20 faculty members, with input and review from the faculty at large) drafted a new Mission Statement on General Education which defines the three pillars of a BYU–Hawaii education: general education, major education, and religious education. The main outcomes of the GE program have been articulated in terms of seven qualities of a generally-educated person. Such a person will pursue truth, communicate effectively, solve problems, respond aesthetically, behave ethically, integrate socially, and be globally responsible.