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General Education Listening Task Force Listening Session - Shared screen with speaker view
Cathy McKinney (she/her)
18:21
The AFA in NCCC also transfer as “Gen Ed Met.”
Ted Zerucha
18:45
https://generaleducation.appstate.edu/general-education-listening-sessions
Kristin Hyle (she/her)
18:50
@Cathy, actually, the CAA only covers the AA and AS degrees
Saskia van de Gevel
29:05
Thank you for holding this listening session! Very helpful!
Diana Nelson
31:08
I would echo that, Jessica from the CAS standpoint.
Saskia van de Gevel
38:34
University College Advisors are amazing! Thank you Bob and Caroline!
Kim Morton
42:20
This past fall 62% of first-year students brought in an average of 20 credits
Caroline Burgess
42:43
Thank you Saskia!
Caroline Burgess
42:59
Thank you for Kim for sharing
Laura Newmark
43:42
I second the major creep issue.
Heather Waldroup (she/her)
44:15
I see students esp needing FA and LS designators
Kathy Henson
44:17
Major creep is definitely an issue.
Steve Hopkins
45:49
The science credit hour requirements are equal to half the number needed for a minor.
Chanel Frisco
48:24
Hoping MAT 1025 can count in GenEd again, since many majors require MAT 1020 or higher and many students have to take it for MAT 1110. Some students who took MAT 1025 to take MAT 1110 change their majors and have to take an additional math.
Caroline Burgess
49:27
Good point Chanel. I agree.
Jessica Guggenheimer (she, her, ella)
49:44
Agreed on MAT comment.
Cathia Silver
50:01
There are also Financial Aid concerns when students have to take "elective hours" to complete specific theme requirements. This can impact all students but as we bring in more underrepresented (many with financial need) students, this needs to be considered.
Caroline Burgess
50:33
Great point Cathia.
Steve Hopkins
52:46
Who are you calling a “major creep?”
Saskia van de Gevel
54:13
Kristin Hyle is wonderful and very helpful. Thank you, Kristin!
Kristin Hyle (she/her)
54:24
Thanks, Saskia!
Cathia Silver
55:01
Let us also remember the importance of a General Education/Liberal Arts Education foundation - that there is the ROOM to EXPLORE for all the students who do not come here already set on a major. This is the beauty of "CHOICE" that could still occur with designations even if we added new designations!
Lynne Waugh
56:36
Don't forget WILDCARD!!
Kathy Henson
56:50
Agree with Jeni. If you have to make exceptions all the time, your model isn't really working.
Cathia Silver
57:42
AGREED - ROCK STAR for sure!! She is AMAZING!
Katie Mawhinney (she/her)
57:57
Regarding MAT 1025, the Mathematical Sciences Dept. saw the need to better prepare students for calculus, so that content that addressed general education goals was less in focus than algebra and function and the symbolic manipulation that students need for calculus. Problem solving is inherent in much of what we do in our courses, but we really need 1025 to be a prep for 1110. I will take the comments back to the department, and we will keep this need in mind as any revisions to Gen Ed are made.
Katie Mawhinney (she/her)
59:30
Thank you for your comment Christine, and do think that we are open for having that conversation!
Christine Anderson
01:01:57
Thank you, Katie, for your chat and your comments just now.
Denise Levy (she/her/hers)
01:06:39
Thank you for a great discussion!
Mark Ginn
01:06:59
Thanks everyone. Great discussion!!
Lynne Waugh
01:06:59
Great discussion. Thanks, Ted!
Carla Penders
01:07:00
Thank you for providing these sessions!
Katie Mawhinney (she/her)
01:07:20
Thanks for hosting the sessions!