General Education Core Course Options


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House Bill 7135 (Chapter 2012-195, Laws of Florida) amended Section 1007.25, Florida Statutes, mandating the appointment of faculty committees to establish general education core course options under the new 30-hour general education requirement. These faculty committees will identify a maximum of five postsecondary courses in each of the general education subject areas of communication, mathematics, social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences to make up the general education core. To complete the general education core, students must complete at least one identified course from each of the general education subject areas.

The general education core course options will be adopted in State Board of Education Rule and Board of Governors Regulation. The remaining hours to complete the general education requirement are at the discretion of the institution. Students initially entering a Florida College System institution or state university in 2014-2015 must meet these new general education requirements.

The General Education Steering Committee is made up of five members each from the Florida College System and State University System, and was appointed by each of these Chancellors. The Steering Committee will direct the work of the faculty committees and the entire general education project.

Steering Committee Membership

Sector Steering Committee Members Committee Members' Institution Alternates Alternates' Institution
FCS
Barbara Howard
Lake Sumter Community College
Judy Bilsky
Florida State College at Jacksonville
FCS
Pamela Menke
Miami Dade College
George Bishop
Gulf Coast State College
FCS
Sharon Erle
North Florida Community College
Ken Ross
Polk State College
FCS
Leana Revell
South Florida State College
Michael Vitale
Daytona State College
FCS
Karen Borglum
Valencia Community College
Craig Johnson
Hillsborough Community College
SUS
Doug Robertson
Florida International University
Tom Westcott
University of West Florida
SUS
Karen Laughlin
Florida State University
Jim Wohlpart
Florida Gulf Coast University
SUS
Diane Chase
University of Central Florida
Donald Palm
Florida A&M University
SUS
Bernard Mair
University of Florida
Bob Sullins
University of South Florida
SUS
Brenda Claiborne
Florida Atlantic University
Edward Pratt
Florida Atlantic University

Meetings

General Education Steering Committee May 16, 2013, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Valencia College, West Campus Special Events Center
Building 8, Room 111
1800 South Kirkman Road
Orlando, FL 32811

Past Meeting Information:

General Education Steering Committee Conference Call
December 14, 2012, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
General Education Steering Committee Conference Call
November 13, 2012, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
General Education Faculty Committees
October 25, 2012 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
University of South Florida - Tampa Campus
4202 E. Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL 33620
MSC 2708 - Plaza Room
Friday, September 21, 2012, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Valencia College, West Campus West Campus Special Events Center
Building 8, Room 111
1800 South Kirkman Road
Orlando, FL 32811
Dial in: 1-888-670-3525
Passcode: 2911873488, then #
Wednesday, August 15, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m
Dial in Number: 888-808-6959 Conference Code: 2459544

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