In Fall 2020, then-Interim Provost Anne Alexander assembled the Next-Generation General
Education Committee (now referred to as NextGenUSP) and tasked them with redesigning
UW's general education program (currently USP2015).
This website serves as a central clearinghouse for the NextGenUSP Committee's ongoing
work, which is guided by uW Regulation 2-105 as well as the committee's values for
transparency, dialogue, realistic awareness of constraints, intentional design, attention
to the needs of transfer students, diverse forms of data and evidence, an abundance
mindset, capacity-mindedness, meaningful assessment, and material and structural support.
Delayed by the pandemic and by administrative change, a subset of the committee began
limited preliminary work in Summer and Fall 2021. In Spring 2022, the committee kicked
off work in earnest. Through Spring 2023, sub-committees explored specific elements
of interest and delivered reports to the Provost. Sub-committee chairs met in Summer
2023 to develop an initial draft model, and in Fall 2023 a reconstituted executive
committee began drafting policies to accompany the draft components.
About the Committee