Hello all, and welcome!
My name is Patrick Hutchinson, and I am an Assistant Professor and Chair of General Education at New England College of Business. I have started this site/blog to hopefully begin a discussion and also create a space for all involved in General Education in Higher Education. General Education encompasses many ideas and means different things to different institutions, but I believe we share the same goal; to enrich the lives of our students with new ideas and concepts they might never have otherwise encountered. I’m hoping to have some interesting contributions and discussions; I will also be posting articles and websites that pertain to General Education.
I welcome everyone interested in General Education — I hope faculty, chairs and especially students will join in and provide relevant and thoughtful contributions. I know that many students are hesitant to take courses outside of their areas of interest, so come and see why these courses can be of such value to you!