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.

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Faculty Meeting Table Discussions

Discussion Questions

  1. Review the commonalities between the 3 curriculum plans.  Do you support these commonalities?  Any comments or questions? (10 mins)
  2. Our next step will be merging the 3 plans.  What strikes you as positive and distinctive within the specific plans?  In other words, what elements of a particular plan would you like to keep? (20 mins)
  3. The models seek to address the St. Edward’s mission and the UELOs.  Do you see ways in which this could be improved? (20 mins)

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Curriculum Model Groups

In Spring 2015, three curriculum model groups are working to create potential models for the St. Edward’s University general education curriculum based on community feedback gathered in Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 and best practices for general education.

Group Members are:

  • Peter Beck (Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Policy)
  • Matt Clements (Associate Professor of Economics)
  • Sara Gibson (Visiting Assistant Professor of Management)
  • Chuck Hauser (Associate Professor of Biology)
  • Laura Hernandez Ehrisman (Assistant Professor of University Studies)
  • Chad Long (Associate Professor of Political Science)
  • Stephanie Martinez (Associate Professor of Communication)
  • Bill Nichols (Associate Professor of Global Studies)
  • Todd Onderdonk (Associate Professor of University Studies)
  • Katie Peterson-Hernandez (Assistant Professor of Education)
  • Mary Rist (Chair of Literature, Writing and Rhetoric and Professor of English Writing and Rhetoric)
  • Alex Robinson (Assistant Professor of Art)
  • Lynn Rudloff (Associate Dean of Humanities and Associate Professor of English Writing and Rhetoric)
  • Michael Saclolo (Associate Professor of Mathematics)
  • Tricia Shepherd (Chair and Professor of Chemistry)
  • Jennifer Veninga (Assistant Professor of Religious and Theological Studies)
  • Keith Ward (Assistant Professor of Management)
  • Jeannetta Williams (Associate Professor of Psychology)