The purpose of the University General Education Committee [GEC] is to monitor the University General Education requirements including the approval or disapproval of all proposed curricular modifications affecting these requirements and to coordinate and maintain relationship with other bodies that oversee the curriculum including the University Curriculum Coordinating Committee [UCCC], the General Education Assessment Committee [GEAC], and the Chair of each individual College Curriculum Committee. Curriculum modifications to be considered by the committee include proposed changes to the general education requirements as listed in the University catalogue as well as any changes that may potentially impact these requirements.
The GEC meets every first Thursday of the month for the months of Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec, Feb, Mar, Apr, May. Any other meetings are called as needed.
Meeting agenda are emailed to committee members approximately one week in advance of the meeting.
The GEC is a university-wide committee that is composed of voting members who are tenured/tenure-track faculty and ex-officio members representing specific administrative and faculty positions that have responsibilities for the general education curriculum (see bylaws for exact composition). The GEC's voting members are chosen by an election, and voting members serve a three-year term (see bylaws for election procedures).
A. By 3-Year Term
Fall 2011 – Spring 2014
Kamesha Khan (CAS – Humanities (English))1
Sarah Buck (COE)
Quintin Williams (CHSc)2
Rosalind Fielder (Library)
Fall 2012 – Spring 2015
Amber Wise2 (CAS – Math/Nat. Sci.)
Steve Rowe (CAS – Social Sciences)
Monique Germain (CHSc)
Evelyne Delgado-Norris (Foreign Languages)
Fall 2013 – Spring 2016
Shaila Christofferson (CAS – Humanities)
Liz Osika (COE)
Victor Akatsa2 (CAS – Math/Nat. Sci. (Math))
Tiffany Davis (CAS – Social Sciences)
B. By Area of Representation
1 Upon completion of term, this position will be filled by a faculty member from the discipline of English.
2 Temporary member selected by GEC in consultation with department/college for 2013-2014 academic year only.
Officers for 2013-2014 (Elected at Meeting on September 5, 2013)
Chair: Steve Rowe
Vice-Chair: Rosalind Fielder
Secretary: Shaila Christofferson
GEAC Representatives Participating in Course Review Process
Eddy Gaytan firstname.lastname@example.org
Das Janssen email@example.com
3 Asst. Provost for Articulation is listed as an ex-officio position in the current GEC bylaws, but there is no such title in Academic Affairs (and there hasn't been for quite some time). GEC bylaws should be ammended to indicate simply a representative from Academic Affairs (i.e. chosen by the Provost).