Promoting a Vibrant Civil Society in Hong Kong through General Education


We want to thank the following organizations, whose Internet resources provided a variety of theoretical materials and practical resources that helped shape our thinking and the development of HKGEI’s programs and initiatives. We believe they will continue to provide valuable resources to people and institutions that are interested in promoting and supporting exemplary general education curriculum in Hong Kong.


General and Liberal Education Resources

American Association of Colleges & Universities
(AAC&U) is a strong advocate of general education in America. Its website contains a wealth of information about general education, liberal education, curriculum, and global learning.

AAC&U Home:

Liberal Education:

AAC&U General Education:

AAC&U Curriculum:

AAC&U Global Learning:


Greater Expectations (GEx)
GEx is a multi-year initiative to articulate the aims of a 21st century liberal education and identify comprehensive, innovative models that improve learning for all undergraduate students. GEx plans to help develop learner-centered campus programs in liberal education, and will link promising practices in higher education and secondary school reform. From its website, you can download or order a copy of the Greater Expectations Report.

GEx Home:


American University Accrediting Associations
American University Accrediting Associations are a good source of information about
American GE Standards. There are six major U.S. accrediting associations. The link following
the name of each association will take you to a downloadable “Handbook” that contains that
association’s GE standards.


Middle States Association of Colleges & Schools - Commission on Higher Education
Accredits institutions in Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York,
Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, & Virgin Islands.

GE Standards:


New England Association of Schools & Colleges - Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Accredits institutions in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island,
& Vermont.

GE Standards:


North Central Association of Colleges & Schools - Higher Learning Commission
Accredits institutions in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan,
Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota,
West Virginia, Wisconsin, & Wyoming.

GE Standards:


Northwest Commission on Colleges & Universities
Accredits institutions in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, & Washington.

GE Standards*:

* Select STANDARD 2: “Education Program and Its Effectiveness.”


Southern Association of Colleges & Schools - Commission on Colleges
Accredits institutions in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North
Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, & Virginia.

GE Standards:


Western Association of Schools & Colleges
Accredits institutions in California, Hawaii, & the Pacific.

GE Standards:


First Year Experience Resources

National Center for the First Year Experience and Students in Transition

Policy Center on the First Year of College


Undergraduate Education

The Boyer Commission on Educating Undergraduates in the Research University
Reinventing Undergraduate Education: A Blueprint for America’s Research Universities.
Publication Date: 1998:


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