Welcome to the Association for General & Liberal Studies


Our organization consists of individuals and institutions dedicated to strengthening and sustaining general and liberal studies programs at colleges and universities across the United States. In a climate that favors specialization and workforce-driven curricula, AGLS strives to help its members attest not only to the relevance of general and liberal studies to today’s global economy, but to the very necessity of liberal studies to the development of an educated citizenry and as the backbone of an effective workforce. We hope that as we evolve to meet the ever-changing education environment, the programs, workshops and resources we currently have, and are developing, will allow you to be informed and provide everything you need to keep abreast of the latest trends and dialogues in liberal education. As we continue to add programs and features--becoming even more dynamic--make sure to visit us again!

We hope you will join us in Orlando this coming September for our national constitute (an institute-style conference)!

John Frederick, AGLS President
Director, Faculty Learning and Engagement
Central Piedmont Community College


NEW -- Call for Papers: Civic Engagement in General Education 
The Journal of General Education, in partnership with AASCU’s American Democracy Project (ADP) and the Association for General and Liberal Studies (AGLS), invites submissions for a special issue scheduled for publication in 2019. 

Dr. Margaret M. Mulrooney (James Madison University; mulroomm@jmu.edu) and Dr. William J. McKinney (Indiana University; wjmckinn@iu.edu) will be co-editors for this special issue.

learn more about JGE special issue