What does it mean to teach GE at CSUF?

Teaching General Education at CSUF means being committed to the principle of a well-rounded education for all University students and contributing to that education by sharing one’s disciplinary knowledge with non-major students as well as major students.

By teaching General Education, faculty ensure that our graduates can fully and effectively participate in professional and civic life by drawing on both professional skills honed through their major discipline and a wide range of practical and intellectual skills that span many disciplines.These skills include critical thinking, effective communication, analytical thinking, and the ability to consider multiple perspectives, as is increasingly necessary in our complex, diverse and globally oriented society.

Faculty can learn more about a 21st-century liberal education by reviewing the AAC&U’s general education initiatives, and in particular, the LEAP Essential Learning Outcomes.