What is City Tech’s GenEdge?

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The City Tech GenEdge is the result of years of effort by the college-wide curriculum development and the General Education Committee. We have taken the General Education requirements, the students’ needs, and the expectations of society to put together a meaningful approach to skills and attitudes we all need. This is the added benefit of culture and community our students and graduates deserve, and which helps them thrive as they enter the world as engaged citizens. It is the added boost our college provides to excel and the tools to be productive throughout our careers.

2018-2019 GenEdge Theme: Making Your Voice Heard

Stories of activists, protesters, and outspoken advocacy of all kinds are dominating the news, inspiring people across the country to examine our world and advocate for change. In the spirit of this national conversation, the 2018-2019 College Theme is “Making Your Voice Heard”. Join faculty and students in all three schools in tackling this issue. Examine how being an engaged and involved member of a community can be rewarding at the personal, professional, or political level. How will you make your voice heard?

If you plan to incorporate any activities (big or small) into the classroom that involve this year’s theme, please share your activity! Click on Submit your Activity and be sure to share links to websites and documents that represent your assignment and the student work it produced. Also, be sure to check the box next to “GenEdge Theme: Making Your Voice Heard” so others can search for your activity!

To see the full description of the 2018-2019 College Theme and to download our brochure click here: GenEdge 2018-2019 Making Your Voice Heard

Explore submissions under this year’s theme here: GenEdge Theme: Making Your Voice Heard

Past Themes

2017-2018 Theme: What is True?

On November 16th of 2016, Oxford Dictionaries announced that ‘post-truth’ was its 2016 International Word of the Year. In response, we invite you to explore the question “What is True?” in your classrooms. How do we decide what is true and what is false as individuals, as an institution, and as a society? How has our understanding of the truth evolved over time? What new truths have we adopted, and what old truths have we discarded? What do we hold true today that may not be true tomorrow? Answers to these questions may be elusive even after a lifetime of study, but our lives are enriched by the asking.


 2016-2017 Theme: Brooklyn Bridges

The two iconic bridges flanking our campus are symbols of connection, progress, achievement, and overcoming obstacles. Bridges can also be metaphorical – connections between places, ideas, viewpoint, cultures, or points in time. This year, we invite you to draw inspiration from these bridges and examine the many ways Brooklyn is connected to the rest of the world.

GenEdge 2016-2017 Brooklyn Bridges brochure

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