A New Semester Brings a New Format for the Redesign Process

As we seek to engage our entire community in the redesign of General Education at Gallaudet, we’ve also set up a working committee to accelerate our development and implementation.

The General Education Council is an ad hoc (or temporary) committee of undergraduate faculty and staff people from key units working to move us forward We’re working to incorporate student input and representation as well.

Meetings of this Council are open to the entire community though! If you’re curious about what’s being done, join us

We’ll be meeting on the following Wednesdays from 12-1:50:

Feb. 19 – in the Library B111 – understanding the importance of First Year Experiences and Seminars and generating ideas for a new course.

Feb. 26 in JSAC 1010 – Looking at the “big picture” of general education pathways, the first year and beyond
Mar 11 in JSAC 1010 – What institutional structures, supports, and resources are needed to make General Education successful and strong?

Mar. 2 in JSAC 1010 -Building out First Year Experience class plans and identifying teachers and mechanisms for equipping them.

April 15 in JSAC 1010 – First Year Experience curriculum and resources for teaching Do we want to develop common readings? How to develop bilingual resources for teaching this course.

April 22 in JSAC 1010 – Placeholder for unfinished work and other work identified in the process
May 1in JSAC 1010 – Wrapping up our semester and identifying work for a Summer Work Group

Who is the General Education Council?

Undergraduate Departments were asked to identify someone from their department to serve on this council and the following people were identified:

Art, Communication, Theater Johnston Grindstaff

ASL/Deaf Studies – Ricky Cornish

Business – Yauhani Koraneu

Education – Roberta Daniels

English – Jill Bradbury

History, Philosophy, Religion, and Sociology – Barbara Stock

Interpretation and Translation – Anita Harding

Linguistics – Miako Villanueva

Physical Education and Recreation – Sarah Burton-Doleac / Carol Riddick

Psychology – Deborah McCaw

Science, Technology, Math – Emily Meehan

Social Work – Audrey Frank

World Language and Cultures – Amanda Holzrichter (and rotating among their faculty)

Honors Program – Shirley Schultz-Myers

Admissions and Recruitment – Tami Santimyer

Director of Student Success (includes Academic Advising, Career Center & Student Success) – Jerri Lyn Dorminy

Questions? Email

November 8 Update (English) (ASL)

October 18 Update (English) (ASL)

October 11 Update (English) (ASL)

October 4 Update (English) (ASL)

September 20 Update (English) (ASL)

September 9 Town Hall Slides –> (link)

Links on Academic Advising and General Education Used in the Oct 18 workshop:

Engaging Students in Advising and General Education Requirements

General Education, Advising, and Integrative Learning

Helping Students Design an Education

Links to Resources mentioned in the Summer 2019 Workgroup on General Education Report:

Other Reports:

2018 GSR Self Study

Miller GSR External Review

Proctor-Walden GSR External Review

Rein GSR External Review

Gallaudet IZN Lab Final Report

2018 SSAQ Student Profile Report

Links to General Education programs at other institutions

Articles and infographics:

Business and Universities Team up on a new Digital Technology Credential

21st Century Careers Roundtable report

21st Century Skills infographic

Career Ready Poster

Foundational Skills Collaborative

IDEALS Study Best First Year Practices

NACE Career Readiness Competencies

Power Hour Workshops

Promise of Adolescence

Student Workforce infographic

More links to online articles on General Education

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