During Academic Assembly, a proposal was shared regarding the distribution of General Education hours. The proposal is as follows:
- Each gen ed division keeps the six hours already agreed upon, for a total of 30 hours.
- Three of the remaining hours will be either SPC 1608 or SPC 1017, as those courses are essential to the reinforcement and assessment of oral and interpersonal communication.
- The remaining three hours will be the newly created New Student Experience course, which will be designed in such a way that it contributes to the gen ed outcomes that are not sufficiently covered by our current map. Because the course will be a requirement of all new students, the Valencia Gen Ed Communications and Planning Team is concerned about burdening students with additional graduation requirements; adding this course to gen ed reduces that problem.
The CCC will take all the feedback on this proposal and vote on the distribution of hours at the September 11 meeting on West Campus, 6-202 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.