This meeting was a special meeting called to address issues relating to the General Education Curriculum. The entire faculty was invited to participate in this meeting, and 38 attended.
I. General Education Curriculum Proposals
Several working groups have developed proposals for a reformed general education curriculum. Brief presentations were made on each of seven proposals. One-sheet summaries were distributed for each proposal. More extensive reports from working groups will be distributed to Senators and will be posted online for review by faculty (http://muweb.millersville.edu/~gened/). In addition, one working group including members from outside Millersville University has submitted recommendations but did not make a formal presentation.
1: Current System (Fred Foster-Clark) [see Attachment #1]
2: General Education Task Force Recommendation (Fred Foster-Clark) [see Attachment #2]
3: Member of Core, Explore, & More (Scott Schaffer) [see Attachment #3]
4: Member of Core, Explore, & More (Len Litowitz) [see Attachment #4]
5: English Working Group (Steve Centola) [see Attachment #5]
6: Science and Math Working Group (Lynn Marquez) [see Attachment #6]
7: Core, Explore, & More (Barb Stengel) [see Attachment #7]
Discussion was held regarding a number of specific questions. Should there be some requirement for a course that addresses national diversity? Does the idea of completing two minors in fields outside the home block leave room for students wishing to minor in a related field? Can speaking experience in the major adequately replace the requirement for COMM100?
Senators were then asked to provide immediate feedback on which proposals best met characteristics of General Education (Clear Purpose, Coherence, Intellectual Richness, Community, Simplicity and Flexibility). Each Senator indicated the proposal they felt represented the characteristic best (1st) and next best (2nd). The results are summarized below.
|Simplicity & Flexibility||1st||1||4||6||1||3||3||10|
Aimee L. Miller
Faculty Senate Secretary