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UMass Amherst: General Education

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Teaching & Advising


Teaching and Advising

Teaching a General Education course is one of the most rewarding experiences you may have as a faculty member. This section provides a wide range of information, from creating a syllabus to assessing students’ experiences. It also provides an explanation of resources available for teaching Gen Ed courses. class For those instructors who are directing several sections of a GenEd course, you may find the Course Director page helpful.

This section also provides information for advising and communicating the importance of the Gen Ed experience to students and parents.

Faculty, staff, administrators, and other members of the University community who seek support or answers to students’ questions will also find useful information here.


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