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General Education Committee

Terms of Reference

(a) To promote Whole Person Education through the development and maintenance of the General Education (GE) Programme within the University.
(b) To develop policies and practices for implementing and monitoring the GE Programme. As appropriate, to submit proposals for the introduction and revision of policies and procedures to the Senate for approval via the Quality Assurance Committee.
(c) To review periodically the courses under the Core and Distribution categories, to make recommendations for changes in the content or teaching/assessment strategy, and to approve the addition and deletion of courses within the University prescribed requirements for the GE Programme.
(d) To oversee the subject on University Life concerning its content and to be responsible for the arrangements needed for its annual offering.
(e) To liaise with programmes, departments and Faculties/Schools/Academy concerning the GE requirements and the course/teaching provisions from various academic units within the University.
(f) To keep under review resource needs of all kinds across the University that are needed to ensure proper implementation of the GE Programme.
(g) To assist with the coordination and liaison of logistics arrangements needed for General Education teaching.
(h) To take up such other relevant issues as may be referred to the Committee by the Quality Assurance Committee, Senate or the University academic leadership.
(i) To submit an annual report to the Senate (via the Quality Assurance Committee) at the end of the academic year.

Last updated on 6 Jul 2017

Membership Composition (AY2017/18)


A senior academic Prof. Wong, Ricky N S


Chairperson of Quality Assurance Committee (ex officio) Dr. Chau, Wai Lap Albert
Director of Centre for Holistic Teaching and Learning Dr. Wong, Eva Y W
Academic Registrar Prof. Wong, Ricky N S
Director of Student Affairs Prof. Tang, Gordon Y N
Director of Information Technology Ms. Lau, Jennifer S Y
University Librarian or designate Mr. Crilly, Kendall
Head of Language Centre Dr. Li, Cissy Y X

8 representatives, one from each Faculty/School/Academy nominated by the Dean/Director of Academy of Visual Arts

Faculty of Arts Prof. Kwan, Kai Man
School of Business Dr. Leung, Vincent K K
School of Communication Dr. Fung, Timothy K F
Faculty of Science Dr. Shi, Jue
School of Chinese Medicine Dr. Ko, Joshua K S
Faculty of Social Sciences Dr. Delang, Claudio O.
Academy of Visual Arts Mr. Lee, Wing Ki
School of Continuing Education Dr. Yeung, Lorraine K C

Co-opted Members for the 5 Categories of GE Core Requirements (if they cannot be represented by the Faculty/School/Academy representatives)

Information Management Technology Dr. Cheung, Kwok Wai
History & Civilization Dr. Dietz, Bettina
Physical Education Miss Hon, Sze Sze

2 Student Members of the Senate

President, Students’ Union Mr. Lau, Tsz Kei
Senate Student Member Miss Wong, Tsz Kiu


Director of General Education Prof. Hoshmand, A Reza

Last updated in Oct 2017