So the Gen Ed discussions have yielded fun insights (tongue in cheek):
1. Gen Ed classes suck. No critical thinking. No practical relevance.
2. Students suck. They can't get their heads out of their asses to read a book, and they blame the faculty.
3. Faculty suck. They're drinking the "whiny-poo" kool-aid, and they blame the students and admin.
4. This blog sucks because what's a bunch of bitchin' going to do?
Well golly jeepers...where did I put that bat-signal because, damn it!, Gotham's in trouble!
But hold on. Let me let you in on a little secret. This blog is getting some good traffic, and I happen to know that some onlookers are the ones at the helm of the Gen Ed curriculum. In other words, very interested eyes are reading what you are saying - interested eyes that have power to change things...
Psst. Psst! Yeah you. That's your cue to take advantage and try to make a real difference here. Let's hear your good ideas on reforming Gen Ed, if that is really what you want to do. Be concrete, be practical. Have ideas about students, about the faculty, about the admin. Tell them what works and what doesn't work. This may be your chance to make your talking really matter. Of course nothing is guaranteed, but "if" UWW is a place of great education, let's hear your great educated ideas.
If you make the case, you might see the change.