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Task Force For General Education

Blog Posts, General Education Discussions & Revision

General Education White Paper

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Announcements (reverse chronological order)

  • A white paper on General Education is available! A link to the pdf is here, and Clemson stakeholders are invited to provide comments via the blog link above or via a survey. The General Education Committee will review the comments between now and end of August 2018.
  • A keynote on "The Purpose and Promise of General Education" was given on April 12 by Dr. Kate McConnell - Senior Director for Research and Assessment, Office of Quality, Curriculum, and Assessment, AAC&U (Association of American Colleges and Universities). During her day-long consulting visit, Dr. McConnell also met and gave advice to OTEI, the General Education Task Force, and assessment subgroups. 
  • The Faculty Senate has approved a standing General Education Committee. The Committee will operate as ad hoc via the Committee on Committees in order for Colleges to hold elections in spring 2018 for terms to start in May 2018. The 2018-2019 Faculty Manual will reflect the responsibilities of the General Education Committee when it comes out next fall. The Committee on Committees website provides information, as does a memo sent by Dean Griffin in February 2018. 
  • Spring 2018 involves continued and focused discussions about general education student learning outcomes. 
    • Phase 1 - Kick-off January 18, 2018. 
      • Collaborative Workshop Session on General Education - See Blog link for more information and handouts.
      • Workshop on Designing Your Course for Student Success - Handouts are available here.
    • Phases 2 & 3 - Featured weeks of discussion from January 22-March 2, 2018 are complete! (Flyer for Phase 2Flyer for Phase 3.) The blog has a page for each topic and is still open for reviewing ideas, resources, and making comments! 
  • Open Discussions on General Education were held Nov 6 & 9, 2017 with over one hundred faculty and staff attending and participating. Background Readings for November Open Discussions can be located below on the "Readings and Resources for Clemson Colleagues" tab. (A Spark page was sent in late October as an invitation and to provide context. It can be found here.)

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