General Education

Beginning in the fall of 2011, the College transitioned to a new ‘hands on” approach to the foundational liberal arts component of the Simpson Experience. This new approach builds on the strengths of the traditional liberal arts approach to undergraduate education, but adapts it to the needs of current students and future employers. This “Engaged Citizenship” curriculum has been created by the faculty of the college in response to recent studies of student learning theory, the needs of employers, suggestions from alumni, and the recommendation of higher education organizations in the United States. Of particular importance were studies and recommendations of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU) of best practices in the liberal arts. Simpson’s unique approach links the historic mission of the institution to education students to become engaged citizens, and the very best in learning theory. The Engaged Citizenship Curriculum promotes an integrative approach to learning that enables students of all ages to develop intellectual and practical skills.

Summary of the Engaged Citizenship Curriculum 

Proposing a Course: Instructions, forms and completed sample forms


Simpson Colloquium

Capstone in the Major

Subcommittees (Review Panels – ended in 2012)

Assessment Resources

Designation Proposals Approved by EPCC

The Areas of Engagement

The Embedded Skills