General Education Council

FKL Recertification Process

In order to ensure that the FKL Core Curriculum continues to deliver a quality general education, it is necessary to review all FKL courses every five years through a recertification process. The goal of the recertification process is to ensure that approved FKL courses continue to align with the goals of the FKL curriculum.

The General Education Council will notify department chairs via email when their FKL courses are up for recertification. They will be provided with an access key that enables them to complete an online recertification proposal form. To assist departments in this process, the General Education Council will also provide departments with the original course proposals and syllabi.

Resources for FKL Recertification Proposals

FKL Syllabus Statement

All courses approved for the Foundations of Knowledge and Learning Core Curriculum should include the following statement in the course syllabus:

"This course is part of the University of South Florida's Foundations of Knowledge and Learning (FKL) Core Curriculum. It is certified for [Identify Core Area(s)] and for the following dimensions: [List approved dimensions.] Students enrolled in this course will be asked to participate in the USF General Education assessment effort.This might involve submitting copies of writing assignments for review, responding to surveys, or participating in other measurements designed to assess the FKL Core Curriculum learning outcomes."