In thinking about changes to the Mason Core curriculum, it is challenging to determine what resource impacts will occur as a result of a possible change. For example, shifting to a capstone experience for majors could seem resource intensive, but that intensity might be mitigated with changes in lower level gen ed requirements. Another example might be that while shifting from synthesis could reduce resources, participating in a credentialing pathway (another plan for the Mason Core) could enhance student interest in a particular course.

What do you see as potential challenges for your local unit with a possible shift in the synthesis requirement?