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How might General Education Reform invigorate courses or programs?
Campus-wide conversations and weekly Reform Team meetings are occurring in September and October 2011, prior to the Provost's Teaching and Learning Summit. Schedule a visit of a General Education Reform Leadership Team member to your department, program, or unit meeting. We appreciate the invitations for input-conversations that have already arrived from Geography, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Philosophy, Social Justice, Communication, the Center for New Learning, UARC, and English. We welcome the opportunity for collaboration with all members of the UW Oshkosh academic community as we work toward an intentional, cohesive, best-practice General Education Program.

What high-impact practices are being considered as General Education is reformed?
The emerging recommendations emanate from best-practice literature and models. Many of the resources used by the General Education Team over the summer are available at the General Education Reform website. The General Education Reform Team is working to integrate the following high-impact practices that have been demonstrated to further student learning:

  • First-Year Experience
  • Learning Communities
  • Writing-Intensive Courses
  • Diversity/Global Learning
  • Common Intellectual Experience
  • Service Learning, Community-Based Learning
  • Capstone Opportunities

When will the emerging General Education Reform recommendations be shared?
The collaboratively generated General Education Reform recommendations will be presented for formal discussion during the Provost's Teaching and Learning Summit, October 24-28, 2011. To aid the campus conversation, a condensed, draft version of the still-developing recommendations will be shared next Tuesday in this General Education Reform e-newsletter. To comment on those recommendations, participate in the online discussion or contact a member of the General Education Reform Team for conversation.


Stay Up to Date with General Education Reform at: uwosh.edu/usp


Participate in the General Education Reform Discussion


Schedule a Visit from a Member of the General Education Reform Team

Questions or Comments?
Please send them to Lori Carrell, CETL Director and General Education Reform Facilitator, at carrell@uwosh.edu.
Watch for General Education Reform each Tuesday of the Fall 2011 Semester!
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
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