Restructuring General Education and Core Curricula Requirements

Restructuring General Education and Core Curricula Requirements

Release Date: February, 2024|Copyright: © 2024 |Pages: 243
DOI: 10.4018/979-8-3693-0385-6
ISBN13: 9798369303856|EISBN13: 9798369303870
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In academia, a looming challenge threatens the very foundations of education as we know it. This formidable adversary is none other than the demographic cliff, a phenomenon that casts a long shadow over the future of higher learning. Simultaneously, the shifting perceptions of education in our modern world have given rise to fierce competition for students. This has resulted in a series of revisions in admission and transfer policies, causing enthusiastic debates about the rightful place of credits within a student's academic journey.

Many faculty members find themselves at a crossroads where their influence on curriculum management is subject to fluctuation. Moreover, those dedicated to teaching core courses face a dwindling number of tenure-track positions. This turbulent confluence of factors has led to a situation where transformation is not just sought after; it is necessary. Yet, the academic climate has become a hostile battleground, unsuitable for the meaningful debate, discussion, and design essential for progress.

Restructuring General Education and Core Curricula Requirements is a groundbreaking book that emerges as the solution to these pressing challenges. This remarkable work serves as a beacon of hope in these turbulent times, offering a comprehensive exploration of the core curricula dilemma and paving the way for transformative change. It addresses the need for thoughtful reflection on the meaning of core curricula in the modern world, diving into its history, and presenting innovative solutions for institutions seeking to provide students with a rigorous and relevant core education.

With a focus on understanding the evolving role of core education, this book brings together scholars, faculty, and administrators in a collective effort to reinvasion and redefine education for the future. It offers valuable insights, ranging from the historical roots of core curricula to creative strategies for curriculum revision and the interplay of core education with various fields of study. Whether you are a resolute educator, an administrator, or a pedagogy enthusiast, this book is your indispensable guide to reshaping the core of education and preparing students for a dynamic and ever-changing world.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Academia Challenges
  • Academic Transformation
  • Admission Policies
  • Core Curricula
  • Credit Placement
  • Curriculum Management
  • Demographic Cliff
  • Higher Learning
  • Hostile Academic Climate
  • Innovative Solutions
  • Reshaping Education
  • Shifting Perceptions
  • Tenure-Track Positions
  • Transfer Policies
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Julie Christina Tatlock is an Associate Professor at Mount Mary University. Her most recent publication is as content lead for OpenStax’s World History, Volume 1: to 1500. She has also presented and published several articles/chapters on innovative pedagogies. In addition, Julie Tatlock was part of a Mellon Foundation grant to take an in-depth look at digital learning in the humanities. Her interests are primarily in finding new and creative ways to engage students in good online research and writing as well as creating unique online education spaces. Her other primary research areas are in British History and World History.
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