General Education Program Retreat – August 15, 2019

July 19, 2019

The first of what we intend to be an annual event for faculty, staff, and graduate students to discuss our undergraduate General Education Program.

Did you know: Re-envisioning of the General Education Program is a ClemsonForward goal? Check out the General Education Re-Envisioning website and/or General Education Re-Envisioning blog to catch up on the progress over the past couple of years before attending the retreat.

Who is invited? Who should attend?

  • Clemson faculty – of all ranks and roles – regardless of whether they teach courses in the General Education Program.
  • Graduate students (GTRs, lab TAs, etc.) who are interested.
  • Advisors and academic staff who work with curriculum.
  • Student affairs professionals who are interested.
  • Undergraduate students who are interested.
  • Academic partner institutions.

Planned Agenda

Thursday, August 15, 2019, 9 am-3:30 pm
Watt Family Innovation Center at Clemson University

Note: The deadline for rsvps has now passed. You are still more than welcome to attend the event on August 15, but we cannot accommodate any dietary restrictions at this time. If you have accessibility/accommodation needs, please email Kathy Russ – – directly.

Although attendees may come in and out throughout the day, the retreat is designed to be sequential and will be best experienced through the full-day agenda.

9 am – Check-In and Coffee
Location: Watt Family Innovation Center Lobby

9:30 am – Welcome and Overview
Location: Watt Family Innovation Center Auditorium

9:45-10:45 am – Data Dig Roundtables
Engage with data from General Education Program assessment of student learning (past and present) or other data on undergraduate student success. Provide suggestions for continuous improvement and implications for our teaching practices.
Location: Watt 106 and 208

11 am-12:15 pm – Progress Report on a Re-Envisioned General Education Curriculum
Presentation and discussion on the progress made and items to still be determined on a re-envisioned General Education Curriculum.
Location: Watt Family Innovation Center Auditorium

12:15-1 pm – Lunch (RSVP Required)
Location: Watt Family Innovation Center Lobby

1:00-3:05 pm – Breakouts for Teaching Strategies and Discussions
Three concurrent breakouts will be available. Attendees are invited to attend any or all.

Open Education Resources for General Education Courses, with Dr. Yang Wu, Clemson Libraries – Watt 218
Dr. Wu will discuss the importance of and resources for adapting your course materials to utilize OER.
Facilitated Discussion with General Education Committee representatives – Watt 208  SLOs, Rubrics, and Signature Assignments: Oh My! – Watt 203
Nuts and bolts for those teaching courses in the General Education Program
  • 1-1:35 pm
  • 1:45-2:20 pm
  • 2:30-3:05 pm
  • 1-1:35 pm
  • 1:45-2:20 pm
  • 2:30-3:05 pm
  • 1-1:35 pm
  • 1:45-2:20 pm
  • 2:30-3:05 pm

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