General Education

Committee Purpose: The purpose of the General Education Committee is to provide support for continued improvement in teaching and learning by reviewing, implementing, and monitoring General Education Program plans to ensure a high level of academic integrity for all General Education courses. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Ensuring achievement of general education outcomes and academic excellence in the general education program.
  • Reviewing and recommending guidelines, policies and procedures regarding General Education assessment.
  • Monitoring academic integrity and quality in General Education courses to further ensure student success.

Committee Activities

  1. Review results of General Education Reviews (GERs) and assessments to plan, recommend and initiate mechanisms to improve assessment results.
  2. Analyze data and make recommendations on program initiatives to determine student success.
  3. Monitor success and retention rates of General Education courses with different delivery methods including online, hybrid, accelerated, cohort, etc.

Reporting Relationships

Reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs


  • A total of 12 faculty representatives, two from each general education area (Communication, Humanities/Fine Arts, Social Sciences, History, Natural Sciences, Math) For each general education area, at least one of the faculty representatives must be a department chair or assistant chair. Preference given to members of the TBR Team of Ten.
  • Two (2) faculty members at large
  • Chair (or member) of Institutional Effectiveness Committee
  • One (1) representative from Testing
  • One (1) Academic Dean or Assistant Dean from Gen Ed divisions
  • One (1) Academic Advisor
  • Director of Library Services
  • Faculty Council Vice-Speaker
  • One (1) representative from a regional campus
  • Student representation: 1

Total membership: 22

Ex-Officio: Vice President or AVP for Academic Affairs, Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment Officer, Chair (or member) of Curriculum Committee; Instructional Designer of Distributed Education

Initial Meeting

4th Friday, 11:00 a.m.