General Education Listening Sessions, Thursday February 25, 2021

General Education Listening Sessions


The General Education Program at Appalachian seeks to provide students with a first-rate liberal arts
education. Our goal is well-rounded students with the knowledge and skills important for professional
and personal success at Appalachian and after graduation: abilities to think critically and creatively,
communicate effectively, make local-to-global connections, and understand the responsibilities of
community membership.


As an experience shared by our undergraduate students and faculty, it is important that the General
Education Program represents Appalachian's identity. It is also important for our General Education
Program to adapt and evolve in response to emerging challenges, changes, and opportunities. During
the 2020-2021 academic year, a group of colleagues from colleges across campus, the Student
Government Association, and the General Education Program will be hosting campus-wide listening
sessions to hear perspectives from the campus community on a range of topics related to General
Education at the program level, and to help plan for its future. Today, we are pleased to announce the
third topic: Logistics, Structure and Hours in General Education (Additional topics will be announced
later). The General Education Listening Task Force will be hosting two Zoom Listening Sessions on
Thursday, February 25, one from 12:00-1:00 pm and another from 6:00-7:00 pm, to hear your thoughts
on Logistics, Structure and Hours in General Education at the program level. The Listening Sessions will
be recorded and the recordings will be available on the General Education website. We have also
developed a brief survey for this specific topic to collect your thoughts on how well the current General
Education Program addresses this topic. This confidential survey also includes the opportunity to
provide written thoughts on this topic for those who would prefer to contribute to the conversation in
that manner or who are not able to attend one of the listening sessions.


Please make plans to join us during these sessions to help us think about our General Education


Program.
Sincerely,
The General Education Listening Task Force