Rob Whitnell sent the following to me and said I could post it here if I thought it would be helpful. I do, so I am. The rest of this is Rob’s words. Somewhere deep into the multi-year process that led to the 1998 curriculum, Jeff Jeske started leading the task force focused on curriculum … Read more
Vance Ricks sent me an e-mail looking for ways to provide a discussion space for those who support and are excited about the 12-3 change. We agreed that a Moon Room post might be a good place to help facilitate that discussion. He wrote up the following and asked me to post it for him. … Read more
Here’s another logistical issue we’ll need to deal with if we move forward with the 12-3 schedule. It’s a different kind of challenge to staff a three-week course than it is a 15-week course, and with the current low number (at least in recent history) of tenured and tenure-track faculty, it’s likely we’ll need to … Read more
Frank put up a slide at yesterday’s faculty meeting comparing the credit hours in the current curriculum to an implementation of the 12/3 plus the Q major as has been described in recent discussions. I had a chance to look over the numbers, and I found a couple of what seem like minor calculation glitches … Read more
Gwen Gosney-Erickson, college archivist, forwarded me these minutes from 1966, when the college was facing rapid change and a call to revise their curriculum. They’re a fascinating look at a parallel time in Guilford’s history fifty years ago. [pdf-embedder url=”http://moonrm.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/1966FacultyMinute.pdf”] I asked for a little more context, and Gwen wrote: This was a massive overhaul … Read more
This area is open for discussion of the Learning Collaboratively plan presented to faculty on January 23 in the Learning Collaboratively Memorandum by Frank Boyd.
Note: Kami Rowan initially posted this as a comment to the last faculty meeting page, but she asked me to post it as a full message. Friends, given Dave’s message this evening about the need to take action that is bolder, more visible, more immediate and more sustainable, several faculty have begun to compile a … Read more
[From Jim Hood] I wanted to put my suggestion from yesterday’s meeting in writing along with some other thoughts. Please feel free to share these ideas on the Moon Room. Content suggestions Since a number of faculty are concerned that we be more specific about content before approving the proposed gen ed curriculum, here are … Read more
Natalya Shelkova created this image while thinking about the new curriculum and shared it at our recent forum along with the idea of creating an inventory of faculty skills, research areas, and interests. Shared with Natalya’s permission. Click image to see bigger version.
Schematic diagram of curriculum revision. Click for bigger version. Based on LAGER Model 4.5