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General Education Redesign Forum to be held September 9, 2019

In the summer of 2019, under the leadership of Dr. Kirk VanGilder, faculty in the Department of History, Philosophy, Religion, and Sociology, Niesha Washington-Shepard and Tawny Holmes Hlibok, both faculty members in the Department of Deaf Studies and American Sign Language, a summer work group consisting of General Studies Requirements (GSR) coordinators and faculty members who have taught in the GSR program were tasked with developing a reasonable variety of models for the redesign of the general education curriculum at Gallaudet. Our need to redesign general education derives from the age and adaptions made to our current GSR which has become outdated in delivering what is needed for 21st century Deaf and hard of hearing learners in higher education.  The goal was to identify models for a new general education curriculum for consideration by the Gallaudet community.  Forums and feedback mechanisms will be set up in the coming months to view and discuss the models. 
 
Our first forum will be on Monday, September 9, from noon to 1:30 p.m., in MLC B111.  A team of interpreters will be present.  A summary of the summer work group will be shared and input will be collected.  In the future forums, the feedback will be incorporated into the models for further conversation.  At the end of the academic year of 2019-2020, we aim to know which model, along with its workings, to implement.  The implementation will require cooperation between Faculty Governance, including the Council on Undergraduate Education, and Administration.
 
Please come to the forum and join in the conversation.

Related Document:
Report of the Summer 2019 Workgroup on General Education

Posted by Bonnie Simmons | Posted August 22, 2019 at 10:52 AM

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