Prior to the Fall 2019 implementation of the Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) degree at the University of Central Florida (UCF), the Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) degree programs were the primary option for students with a range of majors, accumulated credits, and diverse curricular interests. While the IDS degree required students to fulfill requirements in two disciplinary areas of study and a minor, the BGS degree program was introduced to provide students greater flexibility with coursework. The BGS degree was a solution to the complex educational problem of practice presented by the increasing number of undergraduate students with 120+ credit hours enrolled at the university with no clear pathway to graduation. This design-based research study integrated both theory and practice and had as its goals, a.) the development and approval of the BGS institutional effectiveness evaluation plan, b.) course curriculum maps aligned with learning outcomes, and c.) development of communication strategies based on data from a nonexperimental survey research design that described the university faculty and academic advisors' knowledge of the BGS degree program, and their perception and beliefs about the importance of university issues that each reflected a different dimension of organizational culture.
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
College of Community Innovation and Education
Learning Sciences and Educational Research
Curriculum and Instruction
Length of Campus-only Access
Doctoral Dissertation (Open Access)
Cadwell Bazata, Devon, "Inquiry as Practice in the Implementation of a Bachelor of General Studies Degree in the College of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Central Florida" (2020). Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 2020-. 16.