The General Education Revision Task Force has developed four General Education Proposals, as well as one Enhancement Proposal that might be used with Proposals 1, 2, or 3. Brief 2-3-page summaries of each of these Proposals are provided in the left-hand menu. These Proposals are designed to provide a range of possibilities for how to deliver a General Education Program and are intended as a point of departure for the discussion of how we might revise General Education at UNCG.

After looking at these proposals, please offer your feedback. The links to the proposals and feedback form are in the left-hand menu.

A proposed new General Education curriculum will be submitted to Faculty Senate by March 1, 2019.


Intensive Campus Dialogue Forums

You are invited to attend the following public forums in the Virginia Dare Room of the Alumni House to discuss the General Education Revision:

  • Monday, September 24 at 3:00pm
  • Wednesday, October 17 at 3:00pm (Faculty Senate Forum)
  • Thursday, November 15 at 9am

Task Force members will also be discussing the proposals with multiple other groups on campus. View the full list of meetings.


Background on the Process

In spring 2017, the UNCG Faculty Senate and the UNCG General Education Council approved a call for a task force of UNCG faculty to conduct a self-study of the UNCG General Education Program.  The last study of the UNCG General Education Program was conducted in the 2005-2006 academic year.  That study produced the framework for the current General Education Program at UNCG, building on the AULER system that was in place earlier.  Part of that framework included the creation of the General Education Council, which has since overseen the establishment of new General Education courses, the recertification of existing General Education courses, and the assessment of the General Education Program.  Since that last study, the undergraduate student body at UNCG has grown more diverse, and UNCG is now a Minority-Serving Institution.  There has also been substantial overall growth in the UNCG student body, including increasing numbers of transfer students.  In addition, over the last decade, there have been significant changes in the national expectations concerning the conceptualization and delivery of General Education as part of a University education.  For the complete charge from the UNCG Faculty Senate and the UNCG General Education Council, see Appendix A of the report.

The task force created to conduct this self-study was composed of nine UNCG faculty, with voting representatives from all the academic units on campus, a non-voting faculty chair, and non-voting members from various non-academic units on campus.


General Education Revision Task Force Membership:

Co-Chair, Chuck Bolton, Associate Dean, Professor of History, ccbolton@uncg.edu

Co-Chair, Alice Haddy, Professor, Chemistry, aehaddy@uncg.edu

Frances Bottenberg, Lecturer, Philosophy, f_botten@uncg.edu

David Carlone, Associate Professor, Communication Studies, dacarlon@uncg.edu

Ian Beatty, Associate Professor, Physics & Astronomy, idbeatty@uncg.edu

Larry Taube, Associate Professor, Undergraduate Programs Director, ISSCM, lrtaube@uncg.edu

Aaron Terranova, AP Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies, KIN, abterran@uncg.edu

Jenny Dale, Reference Librarian and First Year Instruction Coordinator, jedale2@uncg.edu

Lisa O’Connor, Department Chair, Associate Professor, LIS, lgoconno@uncg.edu

Sunny Spillane, Assistant Professor, Art, srspilla@uncg.edu

Lauren Haldeman, Associate Professor, Nutrition, lahaldem@uncg.edu

Amy Harris Houk, Head, Research, Outreach, and Instruction, University Libraries, a_harri2@uncg.edu

Kwasi Amoako-Gyampah, Professor, Department of ISSCM, k_amoako@uncg.edu

Kay Cowen, Professor, School of Nursing, kjcowen@uncg.edu

 

Ex-Officio (without vote)

Julia Smith, Professor of Psychology, Chancellor’s Fellow for Campus Climate, jlmendez@uncg.edu

Angela Bolte, Assistant Dean, Lloyd International Honors College, akbolte@uncg.edu

Lisa Henline, Associate University Registrar, lmhenlin@uncg.edu

Jodi Pettazzoni, Associate Vice Provost and Director Office of Assessment, Accreditation and Academic Program Planning, jepettaz@uncg.edu

Dana Saunders, Director, Students First Office, Division of Enrollment Management, dfsaunde@uncg.edu

Jennifer Stephens, Associate Director, UTLC, Jennifer.stephens@uncg.edu

 

Administrative Support

Lynn Wyrick, Office of Assessment, Accreditation, and Academic Program Planning, plwyrick@uncg.edu