History of UF Quest

2022-2023
  • July 2022: Heavener School of Business pilots the UF Quest 3 requirement.
  • August 2022: UF Quest 2 Assessment Plan is implemented.
  • September 1, 2022: UF Quest 3 Faculty Learning Community is launched.
2021-2022
  • July 1, 2021: The UF Quest 2 requirement goes into effect.
  • August 2021: The UF Quest 1 Assessment Plan is implented and the UF Quest 2 Assement Plan is piloted.
2020-2021
  • May 2020: New students are designated a semester to complete the UF Quest 1 requirement. Before attending Preview, they are sent a survey so they can choose which Quest 1 course they would like to take. A seat is reserved for students designated the Summer B or Fall 2020 semester based on the preferences that they indicate in the survey. Students designated the Spring 2021 semester will be able to choose their Quest 1 course when advance registration begins for the spring.
  • July 1, 2020: The UF Quest 1 requirement goes into effect for all first-time-in-college students.
  • August 24, 2020: Faculty participating in the Fall 2020 Pilot Assessment meet to review guidelines and rubrics for the assessment. 
2019-2020
2018-2019
  • Fall 2018: Graphic Design students create UF Quest logo.  
  • September 2018: A call for proposals is released for Quest 1 courses for Fall 2019 (Quest 1 / Trial 2).
  • December 2018: A call for proposals is released for Quest 2 courses for Spring 2019 (Quest 2 / Trial 1).
  • Spring 2019: 12 courses are piloted in Trial 1 of Quest 1. IUF 1000 becomes IDS 1161.
  • January 2019: A call for proposals is released for Quest 1 courses for Fall 2020 (Quest 1 / Trial 3).
  • May 2, 2019: Presentation to UF Faculty Senate on UF Quest.
  • June 2019: Launch of new UF Quest Website.
2017-2018
  • February 16, 2018: Quest Curriculum Committee (QCC) is convened, chaired by Dr. Trysh Travis (UF Quest Faculty Liaison) and Dr. Angela Lindner (Associate Provost for Undergraduate Affairs).
  • April 2018: A call for proposals is released for Quest 1 courses for Spring 2019 (Quest 1 / Trial 1).
  • Pre-eminent universities may no longer require unique courses (2018 Florida Statute 1001.7065).
2016-2017
2015-2016
  • Summer B 2015: HUM 2305 becomes IUF 1000.
  • Fall 2015: Angela Lindner (Associate Provost of Undergraduate Affairs) proposes a new framework for the UF Core Program. It is to be sequential, with an expanded selection of courses in the social and natural sciences, and will include experiential learning and an optional capstone course.
  • Spring 2016: Four UF Quest Task Forces are formed.
  • Pre-eminence Legislation reduces the number of credits to 6 of unique courses that FTIC students may be required to complete at pre-eminent universities (2016 Florida Statute 1001.7065).
2014-2015
  • Spring 2015: “Climate Change” and “People and Date” are first piloted.
2013-2014
  • November 26, 2013: Call for Grand Challenge Courses in the Natural and Social Sciences is released.
  • Spring 2014: “The Challenge of Climate Change” and “An Informed Life: People and Data” are selected to be Grand Challenges core courses in the natural and social sciences for students to take in in addition to HUM 2305.

2012-2013

  • HUM 2305 becomes a required course for all FTIC students.
  • Pre-eminence legislation allows pre-eminent universities to offer up to 12 credits of unique courses for FTIC students (2013 Florida Statute 1001.7065).

2011-2012
2010-2011
  • Fall 2010: HUM 2305 (“What is the Good Life?”) is piloted.

2009-2010
  • January 2010:  The UF Task Force on Undergraduate Education calls for the creation of signature experiences for FTIC students that are themed approach; increased opportunities for experiential learning, service learning and civic engagement; and the development of e-portfolio initiatives.