24 February 2009

Report from Texas

The Texas A&M Assessment Conference is underway in College Station, drawing participants and speakers from around the country but with predictably heavy attendance by Texans.

Here are some official and unofficial messages from sessions pertainng to Gen Ed in Texas:

Report released this week statewide from THECB: Designing Texas Undergraduate Education in the 21st Century. Identifies critical areas and proposes strategies and best practices.

Proposed legislation of interest: to reduce required credits in certain Government curriculum; to address optional internships and tuition.

Continued discussion: legislation to address mandatory internships.

Renewed interest: in foreign language in the core curriculum (Gen Ed), for wellness perspective in the core, for thematic approach rather than content category of the core. Example of thematic approach: the first-year experience.

© 2009 Mary Bold, PhD, CFLE. Email contact: bold[AT]marybold.com. The content of this blog or related web sites created by Mary Bold (www.marybold.com, www.boldproductions.com, College Intern Blog) is not under any circumstances to be regarded as legal or professional advice. Bold is the co-author of Reflections: Preparing for your Practicum or Internship, geared to college interns in the child, education, and family fields. She is a consultant and speaker on assessment, distance learning, and technology.

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