General Education Professional Learning Communities

Faculty, Full-Time Lecturers, and Part-Time Lecturers who teach in or will be teaching in one of the three GE categories are eligible for the General Education Assessment Learning Communities.  


The General Education Program is forming professional learning communities for each of its core categories. These learning communities will be persistent and are opportunities to share learning activities and enrich our GE teaching and learning practices at EMU. Our goal is to put in place the infrastructure for three new communities: Global Awareness, US Diversity, and Arts. These will join the existing communities for Quantitative Reasoning, Effective Communication (Speech and Writing), Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities.

The General Education (GE) program at EMU is forming professional learning communities for three GE categories: Global Awareness (GEGA), US Diversity (GEUS), and Arts (GEKA). The professional learning communities will provide a space for instructors in each GE category to work collaboratively to improve the teaching and learning of their GE courses. Attention to the recently revised Student Learning Outcomes and assessment will be highlighted in the communities' initial work. We will also work to develop a bank of learning activities that are aimed at generating helpful assessment artifacts.


  • Stephanie Casey, Professor of Mathematics Education
  • W. John Koolage, Professor of Philosophy and Director of General Education

We look forward to building a community for all of the categories, and we can't wait to hear your GE teaching and learning success stories.