The Core Curriculum: a focus on 21st. Century Competencies April 3, 2012 2:00- 3:30PM

Since the new Core came up in yesterday’s discussion, I asked Agnes DeFranco if we could circulate notice of these Apr. 3 and 11th webinars discussing its implications for Texas institutions of higher education. Agnes will, in fact, be one of the presenters.  All interested UH faculty are invited to participate, either on their own, or on behalf of their departments or units.

Here is the description for the Apr. 3rd event:

This webinar will present information about the undergraduate Core Curriculum recently approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. It will be hosted by Dr. Wright Lassiter, Chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District. The Undergraduate Education Advisory Committee Co-chairs, Dr. Agnes DeFranco, U of Houston, and Dr. Rex Peebles, Midland College, will discuss such topics as purpose, objectives, foundational component areas, rule changes, and timeline.  Dr. Catherine Parsoneault will discuss THECB items,  Danita McAnally, Amarillo College,  will provide information that will assist you with your assessment and evaluation of the core objectives.  Finally, Dr. Lassiter and the panel will address your text questions.  So this is your opportunity to get your core questions answered by the people most closely involved with the new core curriculum.

For links to the Apr. 3rd event registration click here; for Apr. 11th, click here.

For anyone interested in speaking personally to Agnes about issues regarding the new Core, please email her at ALDeFranco@Central.UH.EDU.

We should have a summary blog devoted to yesterday’s discussion up in the next day or so.

Thanks for your participation and interest,

DM

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