General Education Teams Geared Up For Busy Spring
Date: March 3, 2000
By: Dawn Fuller
Phone: (513) 556-1823
Archive: Campus News
Plans are taking shape to revise the
General Education initiative as a faculty oversight committee
continues to meet on a weekly basis. Committee chair Ann Twinam
said the panel is finishing an overarching guideline for
revisions and this work will be complete by the end of the winter
She added that the proposal recognizes the complexity
and diversity of the different colleges.
"This is probably the
most high-powered committee I have ever worked with during my 25
years at UC," said Twinam. "Everyone contributed in substantial
ways to the final product. The next step will be to share our
work and revise it according to input from the General Education
Task Force and the colleges and faculty."
A General Education
task force including representatives from all colleges,
professional practice and the libraries has been elected and will
begin working early in spring quarter. This task force will help
in revisions and lead a General Education implementation process
that will be centered in the colleges. Twinam noted that most of
the courses developed for General Education will be included in
the revised initiative, but added, "I think one of the things we
learned from the General Education review was that there were
many other courses and experiences at UC that also fulfilled the
spirit and goals of General Education."
The revised General
Education initiative must be in place for the university to
report full assessment and implementation by 2003.