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The Liberal Arts Council

Mission Statement

The Liberal Arts Council (LAC) represents, and acts on behalf of the faculty in the governance of the Liberal Arts Core. The Council promotes the value of the study of the liberal arts as the foundation of learning for all UNC students, and works to ensure, through continuous assessment and improvements, that the core criteria continue to be met and that effective learning takes place in the core. A full description of the structure and duties of the Liberal Arts Council may be found in the Board of Trustees Policy Manual, 2-3-107(2).

Bylaws of the Liberal Arts Council

Proposed Revisions to the COre

The Liberal Arts Council and the Academic Portfolio Task Force subgroup on the Liberal Arts Core have proposed revisions to the Core to take effect Fall 2020 at the earliest.

Read the proposal and provide feedback

Meeting schedule‚Äč


First and third Tuesdays (during the Academic Year)
3:30 to 5 p.m.
North Hall Conference Room

Guaranteed Pathways (gtP)

Courses bearing the gtP designation have been approved by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE) for inclusion in the Colorado Guaranteed Transfer Program. These courses will automatically transfer to any Colorado public institution and continue to count toward general education or other graduation requirements for any liberal arts or science associate or bachelor's degree program if the student receives a grade of "C-" or better. Statewide articulation agreements prescribe specific general education and degree requirements in the following professional degree programs; business, early childhood, elementary education, engineering, and nursing. Most of the other courses, not approved for the gtP designation, will also be accepted in transfer by other institutions, but they may not fulfill general education requirements.

Learn more about gtP,

Liberal Arts Core Assessment Pilot

For questions about the Liberal Arts Core Assessment Pilot, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.