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 Office of Instruction



(312) 850-7302
1900 W. Jackson Blvd.
Room 2401-W
Chicago, IL 60612
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The Office of Instruction provides oversight and direction for the General Education curriculum at Malcolm X College.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ 


Malcolm X College’s General Education curriculum empowers students to acquire the broad base of knowledge necessary to understand their personal, moral, and ethical responsibilities to act as leaders.  

The learning experiences provided through general education are designed to build effective communication skills, to strengthen critical thinking, to foster analytical inquiry, to inspire awareness of history, to embrace diversity, cultural pride and identity, and to form a basis for responsible citizenship.                                                                 


The Office of Instruction administers the General Education curriculum at Malcolm X College.   

The General Education courses at MXC are designed to equip all students with the skills to prepare students to achieve academic, career, and personal success. All degree-seeking students are required to take a minimum of 15 credits in the general education courses. 

The General Education curriculum at Malcolm X College includes courses in the disciplines of Fine Arts, Humanities, Literature, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, World Languages, and Written and Oral Communication. This curriculum provides students with an intellectual foundation in the ideas, knowledge, and perspectives from diverse academic and cultural traditions. The General Education courses enable students to learn and apply scholarship from multiple disciplines in order to solve complex and everyday academic, social, ethical, and philosophical problems of local and global significance. Furthermore, it enables students to develop broader cultural understanding and sensitivity that is useful during their education and beyond.       

The General Education program also functions as the space for acquiring and developing the skills necessary for the completion of an associate's degree, transfer to a four-year university, and/or completion of a professional certificate.       

Furthermore, it enables students to develop broader cultural understanding and sensitivity that is useful during their education and beyond.      

The aim of Inclusive Pedagogy is to advance the education of all students, particularly those who are culturally, linguistically, and cognitively learning diverse, through teacher development coupled with teachers’ analysis of their thinking and practice in relationship to all students in their classrooms and schools (Teemant & Pinnegar, 2019).    ​  


 General Education Core Abilities (also Institutional SLOs)

Students successfully completing the General Education cu​rriculum will show the ability to:     

Apply critical, ethical, and logical thinking     

Engage in effective oral and written communication      

Demonstrate quantitative reasoning        

Demonstrate scientific competency        

Access and apply technological information literacy        

Articulate cultural understanding and sensitivity    

“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.”           

Malcolm X

 Office of Instruction Directory

Dr. Shawna BuShell, Dean                                          
Office: 2401-Q                                           
(312) 850-7297 /      

Byron Javier, Associate Dean    
Office: 2401-S
(312) 850-7126 /     


Glasetta Barksdale, Associate Dean                                                        

Office: 2401-R                                           
(312) 850-7288 /                                   


Sheila Vaughn, Coordinator                                          
Office: 2401-W                                           
(312) 850-7302 /           

Tonya R. J. Gilmer, College Admin. Asst. I 
Office: 2415-43    

(312) 850-7306 /           

Victoria Walker, College Admin. Asst. I         
Office: 2401-67    

(312) 850-7337