Summary: Part-time Faculty Confab
Discussion Groups Views on Select Recommendations
The Report of the Task Force on General Education
Participants in the Confab included both part-time faculty and members of the Teaching
Academy. Individuals worked collectively in discussion groups to consider selected
recommendations from the report of the Task Force on General Education. An emphasis
was placed on determining issues and views of particular importance to part-time faculty.
Members of the discussion groups were: Bill Barstow (Biology), Lizz Bernstein
(English). Carol Cotton (Health Promotion and Behavior), Jan Hathcote (Family &
Consumer Sciences), Jim Hopkins (Terry College), Pat McKeown (Terry College),
Maureen O'Brien (Landscape Architecture), Diana Ranson (Romance Languages), Ellen
Ritchey (Music Therapy), Rose Simmons (Housing & Consumer Economics), Hoke
Wilder (Management), and Jerry Whiteside (Management)
Group responses indicated a favorable view of most task force recommendations. An
assortment of pertinent observations and constructive suggestions were made.
Recommendation I.2.1: Incorporate significant writing assignments into more courses
across the University so that students are exposed to rigorous writing experiences
throughout their undergraduate career.