In May, 2002, Provost Stephen Simpson announced the launching of the Undergraduate Education Initiative (UEI) , a comprehensive review of Frostburg State University's undergraduate curriculum. The primary purpose of the UEI, according to Dr. Simpson, was to "clarify and articulate a distinctive Frostburg experiences for undergraduates in the context of higher education for the twenty-first century." This report, published in May 2004, was the result of almost two years of work in consultation with the Frostburg State faculty to develop recommendations for changes throughout the undergraduate curriculum.
Faculty input on the above report was received throughout the summer, and the steering committee collaborated to incorporate many of their suggestions. The report presented below, dated September 2004, reflects the additional changes made as the result of faculty input. With the unanimous vote of Faculty Senate, the Undergraduate Education Initiative was implemented. Its basic tenets are still in use today in the consideration of curricular revision.