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* Another Letter from Dr. Herbst
Dr. Susan Herbst has announced that the BOR has started a new core curriculum evaluation process. See the web site of the USG Core Curriculum Evaluation Committee for details and a copy of her letter. Disclosure: the author of this blog was appointed the chair of this Committee.
* A Letter from Dr. Herbst
Dr. Herbst has sent out a letter indicating that there will be a "time out" in the core curriculum review process.
* Articles about the core curriculum process.
There are articles in the
Athens Banner-Herald, Inside Higher Education, the
Macon Telegraph and on the
web site of the National Association of Scholars about the core curriculum process. A second article appeared in
Inside Higher Education on May 13.
* UGA's New Core
The University of Georgia plans to use a new core in Fall 2008. It is below. This new core does not have the Areas A-E found in the current BOR core curriculum guidelines. Adoption of either of the proposed conceptual models would appear to require the repeal of UGA's new core even though UGA will only adopt it in Fall 2008.
Reviewing the documents about this core (see link below) it appears to have been developed with the kind of faculty input that is lacking in the Strong Foundations process. While I can see room for improvement, I think that it looks like a good core. I offer it, like the core I posted before, as a model worthy of further discussion.
More information about this core can be found on UGA's Curriculum Systems web site. Once you are on this page, you need to scroll down to "NEW General Education Core Curriculum."