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General Education Council

The primary purpose of the General Education Council is to receive, consider, and vote on recommendations from the Cluster Committees regarding the program curriculum (courses, structure, outcomes). It also advises the program administration on certain kinds of policy changes and on other matters pertaining to General Education: The Human Community.

Council Composition:

    • The Chair (elected by the members; non-voting, except in case of a tie vote).
    • General Education Program administrators: Associate Vice Provost and Cluster coordinators (6 voting members).
    • Cluster Committee Representatives, each of whom is full time faculty member elected by their respective committees (5 voting members).
      • Candidates for the positions of Cluster Committee Representatives and must be teaching faculty, at least 50% of whose duties are instructional, i.e., related primarily to the classroom and non-administrative functions.
    • College Representatives, each of whom is a full time faculty member elected by their respective College Faculty or College Council (7 voting members).
      • Candidates for the positions of College Representatives must be teaching faculty, at least 50% of whose duties are instructional, i.e., related primarily to the classroom and non-administrative functions.
    • University Representatives, one from each of the following areas:
      • Faculty Senate (1 voting member)
      • Libraries & Educational Technologies (1 voting member)
      • Center for Assessment and Research Studies (1 voting member)
      • Academic Advising & Career Development (1 voting member)
    • A Student Representative from the SGA (1 voting member).

Chair Elections:

    • The whole G.E.C. will serve as electors.
    • Candidates for Chair must be members of the Council who are teaching faculty members, at least 50% of whose duties are instructional, i.e., related primarily to the classroom and non-administrative functions, and should serve a two-year term.
    • The outgoing chair should appoint a nomination committee -three current GEC members- to solicit nominations and bring them up for election, self-nominations to be permitted.
    • The G.E.C. position formerly held by the newly elected chair should be filled appropriately by another teaching faculty member, at least 50% of whose duties are instructional, i.e., related primarily to the classroom and non-administrative functions.
    • Subsequent election of a new chair should be held in the spring of the second year of the current chair's term.
    • The elected chair should be given some release time from teaching and/or scholarly duties and would be well advised to minimize other service commitments.