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General Education Committee

Category: Faculty

Year: 2015-2016

Committee Charge

The General Education Committee (GEC) provides oversight for the University's General Education Program.  Its responsibilities include:  1) Review of proposed general education courses for inclusion and placement within the program; 2) Coordination of general education assessment and continuous improvement, including regular review of general education offerings; 3) Development and maintenance of criteria for general education courses and report criteria changes (or proposed changes) to the Undergraduate Academic Affairs Council (UAAC) and the Faculty Senate; 4) Review of other issues related to the General Education Program as referred to the GEC by the UAAC and/or the Faculty Senate.  The GEC reports all of its recommendations to the UAAC.

Membership Includes:

To ensure a healthy cross-section of University programs, the GEC would consist of eight people: one non-voting student member and seven faculty members from the following areas:

One Faculty (1) from the Fine and Applied Arts (Visual Arts, Communicating Arts, Music, Writing)

One Faculty (1) from the Humanities (First Nations Studies, History, Philosophy, WLLC (Chinese, English, German, Spanish))

One Faculty (1) from the Social Sciences (Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Geography, Global Studies, Health and Human Performance, Legal Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Women's Studies)

One Faculty (1) from Mathematics, Computer Science and the Natural Sciences

One Faculty (1) from Non-General Education Fields (Business, Education Leadership, Library Science, Reading/Language Arts, Social Work)

One Faculty(1) who teaches in the General Education Diversity and/or Non-Western Categories

One Faculty (1) from UAAC to act as liaison between the GEC and UAAC (These responsibilities preclude this faculty member from serving on any other University committees or councils.)

One non-voting student member of junior or senior status (1)

Provost (ex officio)

Registrar (ex officio)


Glenn Carlson (2015-18), Social Sciences

Gregory Moore (2015-18), Fine and Applied Arts

Raychel Reiff (2014-17), Humanities (Wendy Kropid is the replacement for Fall 2015)

Jeffrey Schuldt (2014-17), Math/CS/Natural Science

Terri Kronzer (2013-16), Non-General Education

Joel Sipress (2013-16), Diversity/Non-Western

Student (1): Kristen Johnson

UAAC Liaison:

Provost (ex officio): Faith Hensrud

Registrar (ex officio): Jeff Kirschling