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In February 2021, the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) approved a new policy regarding general education at ABOR universities. Policy 2-210 requires Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Arizona to redesign their general education programs. In light of the new ABOR policy, advances in both general education strategies and guided pathways, and emerging 21st-century skills, the AZTransfer Steering Committee is leading an effort to reimagine the structure and requirements of the Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC).

The AGEC has been an important tool for promoting student learning and effective transfer since it was created in the mid-1990s, and preserving this mechanism is critical. However, the structure and components of the AGEC have not substantially evolved since their creation nearly 30 years ago. This change introduces an opportunity for Arizona’s community and tribal colleges to bring the AGEC up-to-date in a way that will enhance student learning.


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AGEC Criteria Vetting Details

Download the PDF (Updated January 2023)




January 12, 2023- March 31, 2023
Criteria drafts disseminated to ATF Listservs, feedback gathered by GEATF members.
April 1, 2023
Institutional comments due
April 13-14, 2023
Listening sessions at the 2023 AZTransfer Summit
April 1, 2023 - May 5, 2023
Criteria drafting groups meet to review comments and revise criteria
May 2023
GEATF meets to review and refine criteria
May 2023
GEATF meets with AZTransfer Steering Committee
June 1, 2023
AGEC Redesign presented to AZTransfer Steering Committee for approval
Fall 2025
New AGEC goes into effect.


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Use the form linked below to provide your feedback on proposed modifications to the Arizona General Education Curriculum.
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