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University of Arkansas - Fayetteville

Fayetteville, AR

The University of Arkansas says, "The University of Arkansas’ general education program provides a rigorous liberal education developed and fostered across a student’s entire educational experience. The curriculum prepares students for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century by strengthening critical and ethical thinking skills, improving communication, and enhancing understanding of human and cultural diversity. Furthermore, the general education program is designed to help students complement their major program of study with an understanding of artistic, humanistic, and scientific contexts for use throughout their lifetime as engaged global citizens." [Source]

Website: http://www.uark.edu/


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FIRE Speech Code School Rating
A yellow light institution maintains policies that could be interpreted to suppress protected speech or policies that, while clearly restricting freedom of speech, restrict relatively narrow categories of speech.<br /><br /> Warning: FIRE believes that free speech is not only a moral imperative, but also an essential element of a college education. However, private universities, as private associations, possess their own right to free association, which allows them to prioritize other values above the right to free speech if they wish to do so. Therefore, when a private university clearly and consistently states that it holds a certain set of values above a commitment to freedom of speech, FIRE warns prospective students and faculty members of this fact. Six schools surveyed for this report meet these criteria.
General Education Assessment

University of Arkansas - Fayetteville uses one or more of the following instruments to assess undergraduate progress in core collegiate skills: the Council on Aid to Education Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA), the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile, or the ACT Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP). For more information, visit www.voluntarysystem.org.

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Curriculum last evaluated: 4/7/2021

2019-20 enrollment and tuition data, and four-year graduation rates for first-time, full-time freshmen who enrolled in Fall 2012, are derived from the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator.