|Faculty members Wen Maier, Bill Carter and Amanda Dowd|
hear Prof. Sue Skinner during a Germanna faculty workshop
"The workshop continued our active conversation about the role our Gen Ed Program plays in preparing our students for both ongoing education and their vocational lives," Prof. Huff said. "Faculty and administrators need to keep assessing and evaluating, and engaging in hands-on activities like this, with a knowledgable facilitator, helps us do that."
General education addresses critical thinking, communication, quantitative and scientific reasoning, among other things.
About 40 GCC faculty members heard Dr. McConnell discuss the benefits of general education rubrics.
General education at community colleges is “so important,” Dr. McConnell said. “So many students are attending community colleges and that number is only going to grow.” Germanna currently serves a total headcount of about 13,000 students at campuses in Spotsylvania County and Locust Grove and centers in Culpeper County and Stafford County.