Baruch College

Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
General Education Conference

Baruch College is proud to host:



Gen Ed: Making it Work and Making it Matter

Keynote Speaker: Louis Menand

Friday, May 2, 2008 

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Baruch College
One Bernard Baruch Way
(55 Lexington Avenue at 24th Street)
New York, NY 10010
(646) 660-6500

Baruch College will host the fourth annual CUNY General Education Conference on Friday, May 2, 2008 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to continue the university’s ongoing examination of general education and allow faculty members from across the system to share their best practices in educating undergraduates.

Baruch College’s General Education Committee devised this year's theme (Gen Ed: Making it Work and Making it Matter ) to be broad enough to include all aspects of General Education. We are particularly interested in areas such as best practices and assessment (Does our teaching work? How do we know?) and student engagement (Do students care? What might encourage them to care?). We’re very interested in innovative approaches such as learning communities, e-portfolios, and service learning — how we use them and how we know whether they work. Proposals on these and other topics will be gratefully received.

This year’s conference will be held at Baruch College’s Newman Vertical Campus located at 55 Lexington Avenue (Lexington and 24th Street). The keynote address will be delivered by Louis Menand, the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of English and American Literature and Language at Harvard University and a former faculty member of the CUNY Graduate Center.

  • Click here to learn more about our Call for Proposals
  • Click here to register online for the conference
  • For additional information contact: Deborah Mack, 4th Annual CUNY General Education Conference Coordinator at