Support for General Education

Recognizing that courses in the new General Education curriculum that debuted in Fall 2019 often benefit from specialized instructional design and/or logistical support, the Bok Center has created a General Education team dedicated to providing the Program's instructors:

Bespoke design consultations

Faculty who have been approved to teach in the new Gen Ed are warmly invited to dock with the Bok Center either to revise their existing course materials or to build out their new proposal into a full syllabus. As you consider the committee’s feedback, develop your materials, onboard your teaching staff, and get the semester underway, our team would be happy to help you with some—or all—of the following:

  • Defining and articulating your course goals
  • Designing an assignment
  • Designing your syllabus
  • Teaching with technology (Canvas, Multimedia, Timelines, .... )
  • Developing a research/writing guide

Read more about the support available to all faculty
Make an appointment to meet with our team

Course Design Institutes

Gen Ed InstitutesThe Bok Center periodically brings together small groups of faculty participate in multi-day course design institutes, focusing on general elements of assignment and syllabus design as well as elements of particular relevance courses in Gen Ed.

Visit the Course Design Institute Canvas site

Non-traditional Assignments

Contemplating a non-traditional form of assessment, like a podcast, website, or student exhibition? Read our comprehensive advice:

Comprehensive In-Flight Support

The Bok Center looks forward to working with faculty and graduate students as they deliver their courses, whether by offering professional development opportunities such as special workshops and/or class observations, or by providing the people and the facilities with which to implement a special activity or assignment. Our team would be happy to help you with some—or all—of the following :

  • Planning your use of in-class time
  • Training and supporting your TFs
  • Hosting hackathons and other course-related events

Request Bok support for your teaching staff
Schedule class/video observations for your TFs

Faculty Testimonials

  • Stephen Greenblatt
  • Kathleen Coleman
  • Maya Jasanoff

Contact Bok's Gen Ed Team

Additional Bok Support for Gen Ed