General Education for a Global Century

General Education for a Global Century is a Curriculum and Faculty Development Project of the Shared Futures: Global Learning and Social Responsibility initiative and the Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) initiative.

The challenges our graduates will face with growing urgency are increasingly defined as global problems: environment and technology, health and disease, conflict and insecurity, poverty and development.  Similarly, the goals of democracy, equity, justice, and peace encompass the globe and demand deep understanding from multiple perspectives. The interconnections and interdependencies of global systems have been mirrored in a surge of interdisciplinary research centers on campuses. Yet, many colleges and universities struggle to translate research and expertise into practices that help align general education curricula with expectations for educating students who can thrive in a global economy and become socially responsible and civically engaged leaders at home and abroad. 

For a more comprehensive explanation of the goals and expectations of this project, review the grant proposal narrative.