General Education


Edison State College continues to closely monitor and address the changes to General Education requirements at the state level.  House Bill 7135 (Chapter 2012-195, Laws of Florida) amended Section 1007.25, Florida Statutes, to create general education core course options, which will make up 15 hours of the total 30 general education hours for an associate in arts or baccalaureate degree. Faculty committees will identify a maximum of five postsecondary courses in each of the general education subject areas of communication, mathematics, social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences to make up the general education core.

The general education core course options will be adopted in State Board of Education Rule and Board of Governors Regulation. The other 15 hours to complete the general education requirement are at the discretion of the institution. Students initially entering a Florida College System institution or state university in 2014-2015 must meet these new general education requirements.

During the Fall of 2012, Edison State College formed a task force to address changes to General Education requirements. The General Education Task Force (GETF) is charged with gathering information from our constituents including students, faculty, staff, administration, and outside stakeholders to address these changes.  The changes to General Education offer Edison the opportunity to pause and reflect on the meaning of General Education germane to Edison State College graduates.  If you would like to become more involved with the General Education project, please contact any one of the Task Force members:

Task Force Members

Title

Contact

Erin E. Harrel, Ph.D.

Interim Vice President, Academic Affairs/Dean, School of Education

Dr. Anne Angstrom

English Professor, School of Education

Jane Bigelow

Library

Dr. Kathy Clark

Social Sciences Professor, School of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Wendy Chase

Humanities Professor, School of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Rodney Dennison

Associate Dean, School of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Theo Koupelis

Associate Dean, School of Arts and Sciences

JoAnn Lewin

Mathematics Professor, School of Arts and Sciences

Karen Molumby

Director Dental Hygiene, School of Health Professions

Dr. Tina Ottman

Science Professor, School of Arts and Sciences

Brian Page

Social Sciences Professor, School of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Tom Rath

Interim Dean, School of Arts and Sciences

Myra Walters

Speech Professor, School of Arts and Sciences