General Education Redesign: Building a University Core

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In Fall 2020, we are restarting conversations about general education redesign. Check in often to see how you can be a part of that conversation!

MTSU has been working on a major redesign of its general education curriculum since Fall 2018. The impetus for the current redesign came from Provost Mark Byrnes and is based on the premise that MTSU’s change from TBR institution to locally governed institution with the FOCUS Act gave us the freedom and the opportunity to imagine a redesigned, 21st century curriculum that is faculty-driven and potentially more congruent with MTSU’s identity. 

On this website, you’ll find information about what general education is, what redesign means, a general timeline for redesign, reports and data on general education at MTSU, the strategic plan for redesign, how to participate in the redesign now and in the future, as well as a place for you to reach out with questions or concerns about the process.


Have questions? See the FAQ or About us pages.

Want to read about the potential changes? Click here

Want to read our strategic plan? Click here

Want to provide anonymous feedback? Click here.  

Want to request a workshop or presentation for your department or organization? Click here.

Looking for information about MTSU's current General Education Program? Click here.



Director of General Education
Dr. Susan Myers-Shirk, Professor of History

Director of Communications & Research Associate
Dr. Katherine Brackett, Research Assistant Professor of History

Graduate Assistant
Meredith Funderburk

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Institutional Memberships:

Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U)

Association for General & Liberal Studies (AGLS)