Curriculum Improvements

by admin on July 15, 2010

In preparation for accreditation, all degree programs at George Wythe University have been reviewed or are in the review process to evaluate their ability to instill the knowledge, skill, and character necessary to support our mission of promoting statesmanship.

As part of this review process, significant improvements have been made to the undergraduate program. These changes will affect all incoming students. We encourage all current students to evaluate the improved curriculum and graduation requirements. We believe you will agree this is a program worth switching over to in your path to graduation.

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Forrest Brown 07.15.10 at 1:35 pm

When will be hear about acrediation? Also, how is the school doing, is enrollment up, down, the same? Who is the new president?

Gary Arnell 07.15.10 at 3:24 pm

Accreditation was a topic discussed in the February and June 2010 feature articles of The Statesman.

These are difficult economic times. Nevertheless, we have made significant headway in reducing expenses and streamlining our academic and administrative processes. Also, we were pleased to see enrollment increase from Fall 2009 to the Winter 2010 semester, reversing a decreased-winter-enrollment pattern of many years.

In President Groft’s June 2010 feature article in The Statesman he announced that the board had elected Dr. Shane Schulthies to succeed him as president effective June 15. You can read an article by President Schulthies in this month’s edition of The Statesman.

Sarah Abeysekera 07.21.10 at 9:00 am

Is the curriculum of GWU reaching internationally? How so? Do you have international perspective/participants/students online at this time?

Gary Arnell 07.23.10 at 5:35 am

The classical roots of a liberal arts curriculum reach across many cultures and are common to the human experience. As for our physical reach, we do have students from other countries attending our online courses and their perspectives tend to enrich classroom discussions with unique questions. This is one of the benefits of the online classroom format; it makes live courses accessible to students regardless of their location. Once we have achieved accreditation, student visas will be much easier to obtain and we expect our on-campus cohort to include more international students as well.

Beyond the classroom experience itself, some of our students have brought elements of the GWU curriculum and methodology to educators in various countries such as Uganda and Mexico. I hope this answers your question. Please feel free to contact me if you have any others.

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