Bridge Feedback from Educational Leadership The following perceived strengths and weaknesses were offered by members of the Department of Educational Leadership concerning the Bridge proposals: Core Design Proposal Strengths: Speaks directly to foundations; uses themes; requires interdisciplinary work; causes departments to work together; has specific topics; goes with Illinois requirements. Weaknesses: Not as specific in its implementation as other plans. Distribution Design Proposal Strengths: None Weaknesses: Assumes students can do skills in isolation from content; assumes students can test out of a standard set of skills and knowledge, thus getting the material out of the way to get to the important things. Learning Communities Design Proposal Strengths: Focused on interdisciplinary learning. Current draft is easier to understand than previous one. Weaknesses: First draft was confusing and hard to understand; privileges the language of community; content is missing. Note: Members considered all of the proposals to be superior to the Gen Ed sequence.