Teachers Talking - NEW DAY!!

Monday, November 14, 2005 (Around 8 years ago)

Teachers Talking - Mark the Date! We’re shaking things up this month, holding Teachers Talking on Tuesday, December 13th. Come at 11:30 or 12:30 to choose your lunch from the banquet and join colleagues for a stimulating conversation. This month, we’ll be chewing over the issues raised by the Curriculum Committe: What is the role of the majors in a liberal arts context?

Among the questions to ponder: Should we expect courses in the major to contribute to the liberal arts environment or is that the sole responsibilty of general education courses? What level of contribution to general education, First Term Seminar, and interdisciplinary programs should be expected from each department? What is the appropriate balance a liberal arts college should strike between majors and general education? Do some majors require too many courses, limiting students’ opportunities to take general classes or travel abroad? Should there be a cap on the number of courses that are required for any major? Should there be limits on the numbers of majors or minors with which students can graduate? Plenty of food for thought. Good conversation. Free lunch.

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