Saturday, February 07, 2009
I saw a revised general education proposal yesterday and it had increased the requirement for Global Challenges courses to a minimum of 6 hours, which provides more opportunities for Science and Technology in Society folks. It got a less negative reception than last week, but about all that is coming clear is that it will take longer to make decisions. That does mean that next fall the general education requirements should be almost unchanged from what they are now. But the next problem is perceptions. One department head says he isn't going to replace a person who teaches STS courses who is departing because STS is on the way out. Which means we are going to have a major problem providing enough seats for freshmen next year.