Joe Siry, professor of art and art history, spoke at the Academic Technology Roundtable April 12 in Olin Library’s Devlin Room. The topic was “General Education Expectations in Division I: What should students who are not majoring in the arts and humanities get from their arts and humanities courses?” Siry teaches architecture classes and suggested that history be an expectation of Wesleyan students.
Ellen Nerenberg, associate professor of romance languages and literatures, associate professor of feminist, gender and sexuality studies, surveyed students regarding their thoughts on general education.
Henry Abelove, the Willbur Fisk Osborne Professor of English, professor of American studies, suggested that general education courses never count towards a major or departmental credit.
Kendall Hobbs, reference librarian, discusses the topic with the faculty speakers.
Sean McCann, director of the Center for Faculty Career Development, professor of English, professor of American studies, moderates the weekly roundtable. A(T)R meetings are designed to promote conversation, cooperation and the sharing of information, ideas and resources among faculty members, librarians, graduate students and staff.
Jill Morawski, director of the Center for the Humanities, professor of psychology, professor of feminist, gender and sexuality studies, professor of science in society, makes remarks at the meeting. A(T)Rs are held every Monday in the Devlin Room. Lunch is provided. (Photos by Olivia Bartlett Drake)
More information on Academic Technology Roundtables is online at http://www.wesleyan.edu/atr/.