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General Education Essentials: A Guide for College Faculty Paul Hanstedt

General Education Essentials: A Guide for College Faculty

Paul Hanstedt

Published April 25th 2012
ISBN : 9781118329559
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176 pages
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Every year, hundreds of small colleges, state schools, and large, research-oriented universities across the United States (and, increasingly, across Europe and Asia) are revisiting their core and general education curricula, often moving toward moreMoreEvery year, hundreds of small colleges, state schools, and large, research-oriented universities across the United States (and, increasingly, across Europe and Asia) are revisiting their core and general education curricula, often moving toward more integrative models. And every year, faculty members who are highly skilled and regularly rewarded for their work in narrowly defined fields are raising their hands at department meetings, at divisional gatherings, and at faculty senate sessions and asking two simple questions: Why? and How is this going to impact me? This guide seeks to answer these and other questions by providing an overview of and a rationale for the recent shift in general education curricular design, a sense of how this shift can affect a faculty members teaching, and a sense of how all of this might impact course and student assessment.