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Course Name: An Open Discussion about Teaching General Education Courses
Instructor: Susan E. McMillen
Class Date: Thursday, February 02, 2012
Start Time: 8:00:00 AM
Location: Butler Library 181B
Desired Prerequisite: None
Course Length: 1.5 Hours
Materials needed for class: None

Many faculty find teaching general education courses to be especially challenging. Students may lack the disciplinary knowledge necessary to meaningfully engage in course content and may resist investing too much energy in a course they are hoping to "get out of the way." While "watering down" course content is unsatisfying for all concerned, it isn''''t always clear what a professor is to do. Moreover, students may appear to be uninterested in connecting or applying the course content to other disciplines (which is arguably one of the aims of general education). Come have a light breakfast (or lunch) to explore the complexities of teaching general education courses. Facilitated by John Draeger, Lisa Hunter, and Sue McMillen.

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