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Chair’s Welcome

Welcome to the UNCG General Education Program.

The faculty and staff of UNCG embrace student learning as the highest priority. We believe that a general education is a critical component of a well-rounded university education. Our General Education Program provides students with the foundational knowledge, skills, and values necessary to be critical and creative thinkers, ethical decision-makers, effective communicators, and collaborative and engaged global citizens. The breadth of General Education empowers our students to thrive as life-long learners who lead personally fulfilling lives.

The mandate to foster an educated person belongs to the entire University, not to a single department, unit or co-curricular program. Thus, all members of the University community help create an inclusive, coherent program that will both challenge and enlighten our unique student body. Faculty from across the units and schools that make up our campus contribute to the UNCG General Education Program.

If you wish to know more about general education at UNCG, the General Education Council, or liberal education in the 21st century, please do not hesitate to contact any of the members of the General Education Council. You will also find useful information on these web pages.

On behalf of my fellow Council members, we look forward to working with you in our General Education Program.

 

David Carlone (Chair 2017-2018)                                                                                                                        Communication Studies

Upcoming Events

  • Proposal deadline for Spring/Summer 2018 – Monday, September 18, 2017

 

About

The General Education Council is charged with the ongoing review and maintenance of the General Education goals, assessment of student achievement of those goals, oversight of the General Education requirements, and the approval of requests for GEC categories and markers. The faculty and staff of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro embrace student learning as its highest priority. Our General Education Program provides students with the foundational knowledge, skills, and values necessary to be critical and creative thinkers, ethical decision-makers, effective communicators, and collaborative and engaged global citizens. The breadth of General Education empowers our students to thrive as life-long learners who lead personally fulfilling lives. The mandate to foster an educated person belongs to the entire university, not to a single department, unit, or co-curricular program. Thus, the General Education Program provides foundations and alternative perspectives for the more specialized knowledge gained in one’s major.

Information on the history and structure of the General Education Program is presented here.