- Robert Anacletus UnderwoodPresident, University of Guam
- Anita Borja EnriquezSenior Vice President, University of Guam
Protect and Advance Language Learning for our Students at UOG!
The purpose of this signature drive is to promote and to advance language learning at the University of Guam.
Students and faculty of the University of Guam learn, teach and serve in order to preserve the essential strengths of the region’s cultures and natural resources and to use those strengths to cope with current and future challenges. The preservation and revitalization of the Chamorro language and the learning of foreign languages are critical for the future development of the people of the Mariana Islands and the broader Micronesian region.
The University of Guam is now proposing to reduce the language requirement for General Education from two language courses to one language course, while keeping the number of minimum credit hours for graduation the same.
We, the people listed below, request the University of Guam to maintain the current two language courses requirement of General Education.
- President, University of Guam
Robert Anacletus Underwood
- Senior Vice President, University of Guam
Anita Borja Enriquez
Protect language learning and best education practices as proven by tradition at the University of Guam by continuing to require two semester-long language courses for all students in the general education program. Protect our irreplaceable Chamorro culture and language in honor of what UOG can be "Best in the World" at, to promote "The Great University of Guam." Protect our students' regional and global information literacy by allowing them the linguistic capacity to engage with other cultures, regions, and international peoples. Biba UOG! Biba!
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