General Education Reform

Overview

Millersville University is undertaking a program review of its current general educational curriculum. This has included a self-study report (completed fall 2021), an external review process (completed spring 2022), and an assessment of the current general education learning outcomes (completed spring 2022). A task force of faculty and administration has been charged with taking this information and developing potential general education model(s) with outcomes-based learning goals to be shared with the university during the fall 2022 semester. The hope is that the university will adopt a new model by the end of the 2022-23 academic year, for implementation as soon as Fall 2024.

Members

  • Dr. James Delle, Co-Chair
    Dean of College of Graduate Studies & Adult Learning and Associate Provost for Academic Administration
  • Dr. Rachel Finley-Bowman, Co-Chair
    Dean of University College and Associate Provost for Student Success
  • Dr. Nivedita Bagchi, Faculty Co-Chair
    Professor of Government, Policy, & Law and Coordinator of International Studies
  • Dr. Steven Kennedy, Faculty Co-Chair
    Associate Professor of Chemistry
  • Dr. David DiRusso
    Professor and Chair of Management & Marketing
  • Dr. Oliver Dreon
    Professor of Educational Foundations
  • Dr. Abdulsalami Ibrahim
    Assistant Professor of Educational Foundations
  • Dr. Lynn Marquez,
    Professor of Geology and Chair of Earth Sciences
  • Professor Michele Santamaria
    Assistant Professor of the Library Department

Timeline

SEPTEMBER  
Sept. 6 Update to Faculty Senate – work to date (summer, website, timeline)​
Sept. 22 GE Task Force meets with GERC to discuss models
OCTOBER  
Oct. 4 Presentation of models to Faculty Senate
Oct. 5 Share with rest of campus on 10/5 via the website​
Oct. 13 Open Forum - Zoom, common hour | Pre-Registration Required
Oct. 14 College Council – Lombardo College of Business
Oct. 18 Open Forum | 12:10-1:00 p.m. in McComsey Myers Auditorium
Oct. 18 Open Forum - Faculty Senate 
Oct. 19 Open Forum - Zoom, 2:00 pm | Pre-Registration Required
Oct. 20 College Council – EDHS
College Council – University College (faculty only)
Oct. 24 College Council – Science and Technology
Oct. 26 Open Forum | 2-3 p.m. in Stayer MPR (100 & 101)
NOVEMBER  
Nov. 3 College Council - AHSS
Student Focus Group
Nov. 8 Student Focus Group
Nov. 15 Faculty Senate – GE Taskforce update on feedback to date
Nov. 17 SGA - discussion with GE Taskforce on models
DECEMBER  
Dec. 1 All feedback due to GE task force
JANUARY  
 Jan. 26 GE task force shares final updated models with GERC
FEBRUARY  
 Feb. 7 First reading of final models at Faculty Senate ​
 Feb. 21 Second reading of final models at Faculty Senate
 Feb. 22 Final models are live to campus on GE reform website
MARCH  
 March 27-29  Faculty vote on models (Round #01)
 APRIL  
 April 3-5 Faculty vote on models (Round #02, if necessary)