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Pathways to Degree Completion: CLICK HERE to visit our site with information on how Queens College is contributing this new CUNY project.

Queens College Academic Senate Ad Hoc Committee: CLICK HERE for Queens College Academic Senate Ad Hoc Committee response to Pathways Core Curriculum,  sent to President Muyskens 11/14/11.

Second Semester Freshman Seminar - Spring 2012
for more information about our exciting new Spring Seminar!

Pathways to Degree Completion
CLICK HERE to visit our page for this CUNY initiative to create a curricular structure that will streamline transfers and enhance the quality of general education across the University.

2011 Teacher Scholar Grants winners announced.
CLICK HERE for more information

7th Annual CUNY General Education Conference

CLICK HERE to visit York College's page for this very important event.

Read Reflections on Liberal/General Education by Dean Judith Summerfield (Pg. 4-7 of York College's Academic Affairs Update)

Teacher Scholar Grants

In the spirit of the Queens College Strategic Plan, which seeks to make our new General Education curriculum a “nationally recognized model,” the Office of General Education is pleased to announce the second annual request for proposals to enhance teaching and learning within and across the General Education curriculum.  The grant supports: 1) the development of new General Education courses, or 2) the redesign of existing General Education courses that have already been approved by the Academic Senate.

For more information, please CLICK HERE.

You may view previous award winners HERE.

New Page containing all undergraduate majors and minors is now available at:

The link is located on the left side of the General Education homepage.

FYI 2011 Spring Seminar: Perspectives on the Liberal Arts and Sciences

If you're  a first-year student, and you are interested in:

  • Understanding what major or minor is right for you.

  • Debating some of today's most important and exciting academic questions.

  • Meeting and learning from great faculty in a variety of different academic disciplines.

  • Finding out exactly what sociologists, biologists, political scientists, or philosophers really do.

  • Uncovering connections between the various disciplines, and understanding how those disciplines are connected to the world outside of Queens College.

  • Discovering the value of a liberal arts education….

Then enroll in the Freshman Year Initiative Spring Seminar

The FYI Spring Seminar will meet every Wednesday from 3:30 - 5pm.

It is a two-credit course, and signing up for the FYI Spring Seminar will allow students to pre-register for all their Spring classes before the general student population. The course will be taught by a rotating cast of Queens College's best and brightest professors, who will showcase the great ideas and unique ways of understanding the world that their academic discipline and research is known for. 


Space in the FYI Spring Seminar is limited. For more information or to reserve a spot, please contact us.


President's Award

Professor Duncan Faherty has won the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching. He is currently teaching a Perspectives course entitled "Works of American Literature: a Course for Nonmajors". Prof. Faherty's course has been described as "exciting" and "innovative', and he is known as "one of the most patient, dedicated, and caring teachers" at Queens College. Congratulations Dr. Faherty!

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