Curriculum Models and Commonalities

St. Edward's University faculty discuss general education curriculum models at the Fall 2015 faculty meeting.

St. Edward’s University faculty discuss general education curriculum models at the Fall 2015 faculty meeting.

Three groups of faculty (subgroups of the curriculum models group) worked in Spring 2015 to generate potential models for our general education curriculum based on best practices for general education and the data gathered by the General Education Renewal Committee (GERC) to date.  GERC seeks feedback both on the commonalities between the models and on individual aspects of each models.  To share your ideas, please do one of the following:

  1. Submit a comment to our feedback survey:
  2. Upload a document on our feedback page: Feedback
  3. Contact a member of GERC: See the list with contact information on the People page.

View the Curriculum Models and Commonalities

These models are intended to present generative curricular visions that engage all faculty at St. Edward’s University in planning our future curriculum.  All three models shared certain commonalities, which may form the basis for our future general education curriculum.  Our next step will be to create one model based on the three models and the feedback gathered.   Both models and commonalities are shared below.

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Curriculum Model 1


Curriculum Model 2


Curriculum Model 3

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About Rebecca Davis

Rebecca Frost Davis Director of Instructional and Emerging Technology Rebecca Frost Davis joined St. Edward’s in July 2013 as Director of Instructional and Emerging Technology, where she provides leadership in the development of institutional vision with respect to the use of technology in pursuit of the university’s educational mission and collaborates with offices across campus to create and execute strategies to realize that vision. Instructional Technology helps faculty transform and adapt new digital methods in teaching and research to advance the essential learning outcomes of liberal education. Previously, Dr. Davis served as program officer for the humanities at the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE), where she also served as associate director of programs. Prior to her tenure at NITLE, she was the assistant director for instructional technology at the Associated Colleges of the South Technology Center and an assistant professor of classical studies at Rhodes College, Denison University, and Sewanee: The University of the South. She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in classical studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. (summa cum laude) in classical studies and Russian from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Davis is also a fellow with the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE). As a NITLE Fellow, Dr. Davis will develop a literature review relevant to intercampus teaching, which will cover contextual issues such as team-teaching, teaching through videoconferencing, and collaboration; a survey of intercampus teaching at NITLE member institutions; and several case studies of intercampus teaching at liberal arts colleges, including interviews with faculty, students, support staff, and administrators. This work will be summarized in a final report or white paper to be published by NITLE. At Rebecca Frost Davis: Liberal Education in a Networked World, ( Dr. Davis blogs about the changes wrought by new digital methods on scholarship, networking, and communication and how they are impacting the classroom. In her research, she explores the motivations and mechanisms for creating, integrating, and sustaining digital humanities within and across the undergraduate curriculum.

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