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Courses added to General Education Publics Issues Area

Two courses have been approved to be added to the General Education Program in the Public Issues area for Fall 2017.

EDC 249 Schooling in America – (New Course to MSU) Examines the nature and history of schooling in America, the broad social purposes and goals of education, and the crucial role the institution of schooling has and does play in the United States and Missouri with regard to shifting public policy as well as state and federal laws and mandates. Explores social, legal, and political issues as they play out in schools with regard to diversity, racism, sexism, and the effects of social class.

CRM 210 Introduction to the American Criminal Justice System – (Existing Course but now General Education Public Issues option) This course provides an overview of the American criminal justice system and examines its functions, problems, and potential solutions. Students explore citizen rights and responsibilities relevant to the fair and equal distribution of justice and examine how communities can be strengthened to aid crime prevention.

You can download the new General Education Worksheet at http://www.missouristate.edu/GeneralEducation/GenEd_Worksheet.htm (Remember to clear your Cache on your browser if when you download the worksheet it does not say in the bottom left corner that it was updated 3/28/17)

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General Education Course Workshop with Dee Fink

Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL) Event:
Dee Fink will be hosting a whole day workshop for faculty teaching general education courses on January 11th from 9 am to 4 pm in PSU 400 (lunch provided).

The workshop will help participants apply the principles of integrated course design for the purposes of creating significant learning experiences for students as outlined on the speaker’s website (https://www.deefinkandassociates.com/index.php/workshops/generalinformation/).

Sign-up by going to My Learning Connection under Profile tab on My Missouri State (search in My Learning Connection “General Education”).

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Computers for Learning Requirement waived for Old General Education

Since CIS 101 was deleted April 2015 and CSC 101 is being deleted April 2016 from the MSU undergraduate catalog and we have not taught either of these courses in Fall 2015 or Spring 2016, we will be waiving the requirement for those students that did not have a course to fulfill the Computers for Learning requirement.  All students that are currently on the Fall 1997-Summer 2014 General Education (old general education) that did not take the waiver exam or a Computers for Learning selected course will now see this waiver on their degree audit.  This change was made effective March 3, 2016.

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Reciprocity of Old General Education Courses in New General Education

The following courses that are in the old general education (prior to Fall 2014) but are not the current general education will have reciprocity to count in specific areas of our current general education if taken before 2016. The list of these 7 courses and where they will count in our current general education if taken prior to 2016 is as follows:

MTH 285 & MTH 340 – Quantitative Literacy
KIN 310 – Written Comm. & Integrative &Applied Learning
CHM 160/161 – Physical Sciences
THE 210 – Arts
IDS 397 – Cultural Competence

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General Education Annual Course Review and Periodic Review

Faculty Senate Approved on March 24, 2015 the General Education Assessment Plan including the review process and a tentative timeline for the periodic review.  This can be found on the CGEIP website under General Education Course Review.  At the bottom of the page is links to the review process (Annual and Periodic for courses), tentative timeline, and frequently asked questions.

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