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Gen Ed Vision Committee

General Education Vision Committee

The Tech Tomorrow strategic plan identifies the creation of “a [Tennessee] Tech-unique general education curriculum to provide the foundation for technologically adept, analytically capable, and career-ready graduates” as a priority action for the university.

Committee Members Town Hall Meetings

The General Education Vision Committee is the first of multiple committees involved in the process to review the general education curriculum at Tennessee Tech.

The goals of this committee are to:

  • To develop a vision/philosophy for general education at Tech, and
  • Identify potential pathways for operationalizing that vision.

This work will engage numerous stakeholders through focus groups and surveys in the 2023-2024 academic year.

Committee

  • Holly Anthony (co-chair), Tech Tomorrow Innovation in All We Do faculty leader
  • Allan Mills (co-chair), Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Steven Anton, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Jeremy Blair, Tech Tomorrow Engagement for Impact faculty leader
  • Kent Dollar, Chair of History
  • Helen Hunt, Associate Professor of English
  • Samantha Hutson, Assistant Professor of Human Ecology
  • Jeanette Luna, Chair of Earth Sciences
  • Linda Null, Professor of English, chair of the General Education Committee
  • Richard Pirkle, Senior Instructor of Biology
  • Lenly Weathers, Tech Tomorrow Education for Life faculty leader
  • Heather Bertram, Student, College of Education

Town Hall Meetings

Throughout the fall 2023 semester and across campus, as well as select meetings via Microsoft Teams, the committee held 27 town hall meetings, along with additional meetings with departments or colleges when asked, to discuss what the vision for Tech's general education curriculum should be: what skills and knowledge should a Tennessee Tech graduate have that prepares them not just for their future careers, but their future as informed citizens of the state, region, nation and world.

  • Monday, Aug. 28, 9 a.m., Roaden University Center Tech Pride Room
  • Tuesday, Sept. 5, 11 a.m., Jere Whitson Building Auditorium
  • Thursday, Sept. 7, 6 p.m., Teams 
  • Wednesday, Sept. 13, 10 a.m., Roaden University Center Tech Pride Room
  • Thursday, Sept. 21, Noon, Jere Whitson Building Auditorium
  • Friday, Sept. 29, 1 p.m., Teams
  • Monday, Oct. 2, 2 p.m. Henderson Hall 114
  • Thursday, Oct. 12, 3 p.m., Clement Hall 212
  • Wednesday, Oct. 18, 4 p.m., Henderson Hall 214
  • Tuesday, Oct. 24, 11 a.m., Teams
  • Monday, Oct. 30, 1 p.m., Roaden University Center Tech Pride Room
  • Friday, Nov. 3, 11 a.m., Teams
  • Tuesday, Nov. 7, 1:30 p.m., Lab Science Commons 3331
  • Thursday, Nov. 16, 9:30 a.m., Ray Morris Hall 137

  • Thursday, Aug. 31, 11 a.m., Roaden University Center Tech Pride Room
  • Wednesday, Sept. 6, Noon, Roaden University Center Tech Pride Room
  • Tuesday, Sept. 12, 1:30 p.m., Lab Science Commons 1119
  • Monday, Sept. 18, 2 p.m., Bruner Hall 210
  • Tuesday, Sept. 26, 11 a.m., Henderson Hall 214
  • Thursday, Sept. 28, 6 p.m., Teams
  • Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2:30 p.m., Henderson Hall 106B
  • Thursday, Oct. 12, 4:30 p.m., Roaden University Center Tech Pride Room
  • Monday, Oct. 16, 11 a.m., Foundation Hall 161
  • Thursday, Oct. 26, 3 p.m., Clement Hall 212
  • Wednesday, Nov. 1, 4 p.m., Roaden University Center Tech Pride Room
  • Monday, Nov. 6, 1 p.m., Lab Science Commons 1119
  • Tuesday, Nov. 14, 6 p.m., TJ Farr Building 106

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