The Task Force will "assess the learning outcomes of the Knox educational experience and identify new pedagogies and curricula for an increasingly globalized and technologically sophisticated world." To do that, it is key that members:
- Become familiar with national scholarship, trends, models, best practices, and accrediting agency guidelines with respect to general education.
- Engage in broad consultation with the faculty, students, and relevant staff at Knox.
- Develop the process for considering common degree requirements, with a specific focus on knowledge, skills, and habits of mind that will best equip Knox College graduates to thrive in their personal, professional, and civic lives.
- Create and manage a timeline with milestones for developing and implementing the process.
- Identify the many stakeholders and insure their consultation.
- Make final recommendations to the faculty about the Knox educational experience. Recommendations should be feasible, informed by evidence, and connected to current scholarship and thinking about liberal arts education for today's college student. Above all, the recommendations should be intellectually innovative, drawing widely on creative thinking already on campus in order to make a Knox education distinctive.
- Keep the campus community and governance groups informed of deliberations and discussions throughout the process. Share issues and key decision points throughout the process.