Office for General Education
Office for General Education

About Our Office

The Office for General Education was created to develop and lead the General Education curriculum for all undergraduate students at Penn State University and to support faculty development in this area. The unit was established as a result of recommendations from the University Faculty Senate to Penn State Provost and Executive Vice President Nick Jones regarding the need for a structure to provide ongoing support for General Education at the University.

The General Education curriculum will enable students to acquire skills, knowledge, and experiences for living in interconnected contexts so they can contribute to making life better for others, themselves, and the world.

Maggie J. Slattery, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean for General Education and Director

Angela Barber

Administrative Support Assistant

The Office for General Education is part of Penn State Undergraduate Education, the academic administrative unit that provides leadership and coordination for University-wide programs and initiatives in support of undergraduate teaching and learning at Penn State. Learn more about Undergraduate Education at