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The SGA President at this University has presented his ideas to the general education ad hoc committee. He seems to think that it needs to be broadened to give students more options. That is the opposite of most of the drafts from the committee itself. They seem to agree on the fact that the system should be reduced slightly to keep students moving through their education and out into the real world.
The Thursday before Connecticut got hit with an unusual October snowstorm, a different storm was already brewing in room 231 in Copernicus during a campus-wide meeting for the Faculty Senate Ad Hoc Committee for General Education. The whole point of this meeting was to discuss the initial ideas for the revision of general education.
The Faculty Senate Ad Hoc Committee for General Education has four plans that would reform general education from its current state. The “goal program” is the most radical of the four and would take away the first-year experience for freshmen and English 110.
The Faculty Senate’s Ad Hoc General Education Committee announced Thursday that they are running a blog allowing members of the campus community to give their opinion about general education and what it should consist of in the case of a redesign.
In the midst of a possible general education reform, the Central Connecticut State University Faculty Senate General Education Ad Hoc Committee is now looking at the curriculum of other universities to get an idea of which systems work most efficiently.
A public hearing was held Wednesday in Founders Hall by the Faculty Senate General Education Ad Hoc Committee to field comments and suggestions from students and teachers on a possible redesign of the program.
Governor Dannel Malloy has emphasized the need for students in the Connecticut State University System to be able to graduate in a timely manner. A recent survey conducted at CCSU showed that the majority of professors believe that general education should be redesigned. But how exactly do the students at CCSU feel about this?
With all the attention on budgets and shrinking educational committees to save money, there needs to be a reformation of the general education requirements at CCSU. Originally set up to produce more well-rounded individuals, students are now being told they can’t graduate because they haven’t fulfilled a skill-area requirement for their major.
A recent survey conducted by the Faculty Senate general education ad-hoc committee shows that a majority of CCSU faculty believe the general education program should be reformed.
The survey results that were presented during the body’s meeting last week found that of the 230 surveyed, more than 60 percent either agreed or strongly agreed that a redesign is necessary.
CCSU President Jack Miller spoke before a meeting of the faculty senate Monday to address concerns about the CSUS reorganization announced by Governor Dannel Malloy last week.
Miller said that the financing elements of the higher education restructuring will likely supersede organizational changes and reassured faculty that the newly created Board of Regents will probably have little effect on campus operations.