The primary purpose of the General Education Council (GEC) is to receive, consider, and vote on recommendations from the Cluster Committees regarding the program curriculum (courses, structure, outcomes). The GEC is a college-level C&I committee. 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 (non-voting member)
    • Cluster coordinators (5 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)
    • Career and Academic Planning (1 voting member)
  • Two Student Representatives from the SGA (one vote).
Chair Elections
  • The whole GEC 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.
SPRING 2023 GEC MEMBERS

Chair: Claire Lyons, Psychology

General Education Representatives

Associate Vice Provost: Meg Mulrooney (non-voting)
Cluster One Coordinator: Sarah Brooks, School of Art, Design and Art History
Cluster Two Coordinator: Dennis Beck, Theatre and Dance
Cluster Three Coordinator: Elizabeth Brown, Mathematics and Statistics
Interim Cluster Four Coordinator: Kayla Yurco, Geography
Cluster Five Coordinator: Kethera Moore, Psychology

Cluster Representatives

Cluster One: Dolores Flamiano, School of Media Arts and Design
Cluster Two: Bill Van Norman, History
Cluster Three: Shelley Whitmeyer, Geology & Environmental Science
Cluster Four: Tara Parsons, Justice Studies
Cluster Five: David Trouille, Sociology and Anthropology

College Representatives 

CVPA: Emily Becher-McKeever, School of Theatre and Dance
CAL: TBA
COE: Bill White, Learning, Technology and Leadership Education
CISE: Tolu Odumoso, Integrated Science and Technology
CHBS: Suzanne Baker, Psychology
COB: Phil Heap, Economics
CSM: Kristen Funck, Chemistry
HONORS: Félix Wang, Honors College
UNST: Johnathan Walker, Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies

University Representatives 

CARS: Yu Bao
University Advising: Aimee Stright
Libraries: Juhong Christie Liu, Libraries
Faculty Senate Liaison: Christine May, Biology

Student Government Representatives

Lexi Alston & Charlie Conner

Meeting Schedule 2022-2023

FALL 2022
September 02
October 07
November 04
December 02

SPRING 2023
January - No Meeting
February 03
March 03
April 07

Meetings are held 2:30-4:00p in Moody Hall 113.

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