The Office for General Education works to inspire transformative student learning through collaboration, innovation, and scholarship. The office supports faculty and staff in the development and delivery of an intentional, excellent, and innovative undergraduate General Education curriculum and provides resources to help students make intentional decisions in crafting their General Education experience.

Key responsibilities of this office include:

  • work to position Penn State as a national leader in General Education and make General Education a hallmark of a Penn State education
  • manage support programs, such as the General Education Faculty Scholars Program and various initiatives, to assist faculty in the development and delivery of General Education courses and in creating and using innovative and effective pedagogy
  • coordinate and collaborate with the Office of Planning and Assessment to assess the General Education curriculum and use assessment data to improve General Education 
  • support students in selecting transformative educational experiences within General Education