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The General Education Program at URI reflects a contemporary learning experience that allows our undergraduate students to examine and engage the complex, interpersonal, civic, and global issues defining our world today. Our program offers a well-rounded and intellectually empowering student-centered experience that prepares undergraduates for their chosen careers and builds a foundation of life-long learning and success. At URI, we envision our program as every student’s “second major” – an opportunity for students to explore their interests at multiple levels and satisfy and further spark their intellectual curiosity.

2024 Excellence in General Education Awards

The Office of Innovation in General Education is honored to sponsor the 2023-2024 Excellence in General Education Awards. Nominations are due by April 5th.

More details and to submit a nomination.

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Faculty Voices

Engaging in Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.                                 

Hear firsthand what instructors are saying about their General Education courses.

Watch their videos

Faculty Funding Available

Funding can be used to support any of the following GE related activities:

  • Provide an honorarium to external speakers that broaden the perspectives discussed in class and increase the visibility of underrepresented groups or individuals doing work in your discipline.
  • Engage students through cultural and arts events, museum exhibits, film screenings, field trips, or other enriching activities and experiences.
  • Travel to gather and develop content to enhance the delivery of a Gen Ed course.
  • Attend pedagogical training/workshops to improve the delivery of a Gen Ed course.

Funding is limited.

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Faculty GCH Proposals

Interested in proposing a GCH topics course?

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In Gen Ed News

Contact Us

Rachel DiCioccio

Rachel L. DiCioccio, Ph.D.

Director, Office of Innovation in General Education

Robert L. Carothers Library and Learning Commons
15 Lippitt Road, Room 270


Carolyn White

Coordinator, Academic Innovations Group

Robert L. Carothers Library and Learning Commons
15 Lippitt Road, Room 270