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General Education Program

General Education Program

General Education Program Director


The Director of General Education reports to the Dean of Undergraduate Studies, and works in collaboration with program faculty and the General Education Council. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Developing policies for the General Education Program based on university-wide feedback, assessment data, and best practices. Draft policies are submitted to the General Education Council, Faculty Senate, Academic Council, and Academic Affairs for review and approval.
  • Coordinating assessment of the General Education Program in fulfillment of the 2010-2015 General Education Assessment Plan. 
  • Attending Undergraduate Studies meetings and providing a report on the General Education Program at each meeting.
  • Providing updates on the General Education Program to college Deans and the Academic Council as requested.
  • Tracking enrollment of general education courses and providing enrollment projections to General Education Program faculty.
  • Processing math and foreign language substitution forms.
  • Approving articulation requests for General Education course substitutions and equivalencies.
  • Approving articulation requests for Gordon Rule Mathematics and Writing course substitutions and equivalencies.
  • Updating the listing of General Education courses and writing-intensive courses annually for the University Catalog.
  • Updating the listing of course equivalencies for AP, CLEP, IB and other degree acceleration programs annually for the University Catalog.
  • Developing and maintaining a General Education resource center and web site that can be utilized by the academic community.
  • Serving as a resource for General Education faculty on options for assessing General Education courses.
  • Collaborating with faculty to develop validation processes for Academic Learning Compact outcomes related to university-wide communication and critical thinking skills.
  • Working collaboratively with General Education faculty and the Senate Program Review Team to complete the General Education Program Review. Submitting Program Review to the Senate Program Review Team for approval. Presenting Program Review findings to the General Education Council and faculty.
  • Serving as an ex-officio member of the General Education Council.
  • Serving as an ex-officio member of the University Undergraduate Curriculum Team.
  • Serving as an ex-officio member of the Academic Advising Council.
  • Serving as an ex-officio member of the Articulation-Advising Committee.
  • Ensuring a university-wide approach to General Education.
  • Maintaining expertise on best practices in General Education.