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General Education Listening Task Force Listening Session - Shared screen with speaker view
Ted Zerucha
06:33
https://generaleducation.appstate.edu/general-education-listening-sessions
Kristin Hyle
14:20
Survey available at https://generaleducation.appstate.edu/general-education-listening-sessions
Olivia Shepherd
23:48
What are the courses required for gen ed?
Olivia Shepherd
24:26
Not as an option for a required concentration but genuinely required in relevance to EDI, social issues, race, etc.
Kristin Hyle
24:41
You can find the program of study at https://generaleducation.appstate.edu/sites/generaleducation.appstate.edu/files/final%20Gen%20Ed%202020-2021%20checksheet.pdf
Olivia Shepherd
31:59
Right, so I want them to make the class required you know? I can’t even explain how great it is
Shea Tuberty
35:24
Olivia - I'm really enthused that you're so impressed with that course, and maybe has already made an impression on you and you are passionate that others take this course so that the overall long-term effects on society could be improved!
Mark Ginn
37:13
It is quite a challenge to have a course that everyone takes.
Olivia Shepherd
37:51
understandable. Maybe a designation with course surrounding the same issues?
Olivia Shepherd
38:11
courses*
Olivia Shepherd
39:23
Anything for racial diversity & injustice?
Mark Ginn
40:01
Olivia, were you at the listening session last semester about diversity and social justice?
Olivia Shepherd
40:12
no
Michael Weiss (He)
41:16
In addition to Gen-ed changes, would it be possible to include Climate-In-The-Discipline, much like we have Writing-In-The-Discipline (WID)? This could allow for people to really direct the type of knowledge and type of skills and background that is taught to be most applicable for each individual.
Bailey Gardin (He/Him)
41:39
I would like to pose a question to students that are present. Does anyone feel that a current gen Ed designation (fine arts, social sciences, historical studies, literary studies) should be replaced with a climate literacy/sustainability designation?
Shea Tuberty
42:26
Bailey - yes, this is a possible change in the next generation of Gen Ed!
Denise Levy (she/her/hers)
42:50
Olivia, we had a very rich discussion about diversity, social justice, and inclusive excellence at the sessions last semester. Similar ideas about a designator for those topics were discussed and brought up. The videos of those sessions are posted online here (https://generaleducation.appstate.edu/general-education-listening-sessions). We're happy to hear any additional thoughts/ideas you have!
Olivia Shepherd
43:06
thank you!
Michael Weiss (He)
44:02
Also~~~ Would it be possible to educate all or a high % of all professors in Climate literacy? Giving them discipline specific tools and background that would allow them to (as Omiah said) include Climate Literacy in their courses
Olivia Shepherd
44:21
^^
Sarah Sandreuter
44:47
^
Denise Levy (she/her/hers)
45:58
Michael - both your comments (about a vertical model of courses building upon each other, and about professional development for faculty) were mentioned in the sessions on diversity, social justice, and inclusive excellence. It's very helpful to hear those same suggestions about sustainability/climate literacy as well. Thank you!
Shea Tuberty
49:05
@Olivia, another excellent point!
Erin Ethridge
54:14
Re: resources for professors to incorporate climate literacy into their disciplines, the work of the Climate Stories Collaborative has been a huge help to me in finding ways to incorporate Climate Literacy into my teaching (in the Art Department) and specifically the Art for Social Change class. That work has been so appreciated, and I think is a great model for the institution wide change we are looking for.
Laura England
54:40
That makes me so happy to hear, Erin!
Mark Ginn
58:27
Or change that rule???
Michael Weiss (He)
01:04:15
Mark - thanks for being here. Im curious: How can we follow up to ensure that these things reach fruition? How can we ensure that student/faculty input is incorporated when gen ed is being revised?
Michael Weiss (He)
01:07:29
Thanks Ted! I admire your commitment to listening. I would urge you and your team to strongly consider to implement policies that somehow give this input more weight. Perhaps having decisions be voted on by SGA and FS? Or including student reps in the education revisions.