CETL Session on General Education August 28, 2006 Approximately 30 people in attendance. Questions/issues that were raised at the session: How do we mesh general education requirements with accreditation issues (particularly in terms of large-size programs like Engineering)? Clarify an SLO—how is it different from a course goal? (More of an assessment issue.) Work load issues re: Gen Ed SLO development, rubric development for assessment Problems with transfers & SCSU not giving appropriate credit (test-out options?) On-line courses needing to meet same SLOs How do we explain the “change” in general education? (importance of considering it as a program). Gen Ed as a program is a burden for the rest of the university. Resources—don’t require students meet all goal areas (e.g., only meet 8 of 14). Transfers—problem/challenge of integrating 3xx/4xx courses. Need to have broad Gen Ed background for specialized degrees. Make the new program intelligible to students. List of courses more intelligible to students than goals/SLOs.