Reflections on CUHK GE 4.0

Reflections on CUHK GE 4.0

Speaker: Prof. Alan K.L. Chan (Provost and J.S. Lee Professor of Chinese Culture)
Date: 25 January 2021
Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Venue: ZOOM
Language: English

From the founding of CUHK in 1963, General Education (GE) has been a cornerstone of the University’s undergraduate curriculum. Starting as a College-based programme, it grew into a University GE curriculum comprising seven study areas in the 1980s, before reaching its third and current incarnation in 2012, with two carefully crafted Foundation courses, selected modules in four areas, as well as College GE.

In the face of complex global challenges, a review of the CUHK GE curriculum seems timely. As a part of the University’s new strategic plan, what might CUHK GE 4.0 look like?

Speaker’s Bio

Professor Alan K.L. Chan is currently the Provost and J.S. Lee Professor of Chinese Culture at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He is also a member of the Governing Board, CUHK-Shenzhen, and has been appointed a member of the University Grants Committee (UGC). Prior to joining CUHK in 2020, Professor Chan was Toh Puan Mahani Idris Daim Chair Professor of Humanities at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. Professor Chan joined NTU as Dean of the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences in 2009. In January 2018, he was appointed Vice President of NTU, responsible for alumni engagement, university advancement and international relations. Previously he served as Professor of Philosophy and Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education at the National University of Singapore. Professor Chan was born in Hong Kong. He received his PhD in religious studies from the University of Toronto. Professor Chan’s research focuses on Chinese philosophy and religion, and hermeneutics and critical theory. His MOOC on Coursera, “Explorations in Chinese Philosophy” has drawn over 10,000 learners.