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The General Education Curriculum Committee (GECCo) was created in Fall 2009 by the Faculty Assembly.

GECCo’s charge is:

  1. to provide faculty-driven, holistic oversight of the General Education curriculum
  2. to develop and implement an ongoing General Education assessment plan on a multi-year cycle

GECCo reports to the Faculty Assembly, via the Faculty Assembly Executive Council.

GECCo makes recommendations about changes to the Gen Ed curriculum to the Academic Review Committee (ARC)

GECCo Committee Members

GECCO is made up of representatives from each of the General Education Categories / Core Courses. These representatives act as faculty leaders for all faculty who teach in that category/course.

The appropriate convening group determines the representative for College English, Mathematical Reasoning, History, Social Issues, Perspectives in Business & Society, and Readings in Humanities.

The faculty of TAS (plus Geography) choose the representative for Science with Experiential Component.

Faculty Assembly ballot determines the representatives for Topics in Arts/Humanities, Topics in Social Science, Intercultural North America, International Issues, First Year Seminar.

However, representatives should be chosen to ensure there are at least 2 representatives from each of the academic schools. If there are fewer than 2 representatives from a particular school, that school will elect an additional one or two at-large representatives to ensure that the school has two representatives on GECCo.

The Library selects a representative to provide guidance about information literacy.

GECCo Membership

GECCo Membership, 2017-2018

Chair – Sarah Carberry

At-large Representative (CA) – Rebecca Leung
Coordinator for Culture and Creativity Category – Yolanda del Amo
Coordinator for Experiential Requirement – Desi Budeva
Coordinator for Global Awareness Category – Iraida Lopez
Coordinator for Historical Perspectives Category – Pinar Kayaalp
Coordinator for Mid-Career Reflection Requirement – Nick Salter
Coordinator for Quantitative Reasoning Category – Jim Gillespie
Coordinator for Scientific Reasoning Category – Sarah Carberry
Coordinator for Senior Presentation Requirement – Rick Nunez
Coordinator for Systems, Sustainability, and Society Category – Ashwani Vasishth
Coordinator for Values and Ethics Category – Lisa Cassidy
Director of Critical Reading and Writing (ex-officio) – Todd Barnes
Director of First-Year Seminar (ex-officio) – Yvette Kisor
Director of Social Science Inquiry Category (ex-officio) – Leah Warner
Director of Studies in Arts and Humanities (ex-officio) – Monika Giacoppe
Library Representative – Leigh-cregan Keller
Vice Provost (ex-officio) – Emily Williams

GECCo Sub-Committees 2013-2014

Fall 2013:

Written Communication: Monika Giacoppe, Shaziela Ishak, Todd Barnes, John Gronbeck-Tedesco, Ashwani Vasishth

Quantitative Reasoning: Donovan McFerron, Christina Chung, Gladys Torres Baumgarten. Sarah Carberry
Spring 2014:

Critical Inquiry (CLA): Eric Daffron

Interdisciplinary Analysis: Sangha Padhy, Leigh Keller, Sarah Carberry


GECCo Sub-Committees 2014-2015

Fall 2014:

Information Literacy: Leigh Keller, Christina Chung, Seth Cluett, Shaziela Ishak

Oral Communication: Gladys Torres-Baumgarten, Sangha Padhy, Todd Barnes, Pinar Kayaalp

Spring 2015:

International Perspectives Sub-committee: Gladys Torres-Baumgarten, Christina Chung, Donovan McFerron

Intercultural Perspectives Sub-committee: Sangha Padhy, Pinar Kayaalp, Todd Barnes


GECCo Sub-Committees 2015-2016

Fall 2015:

Awareness Sub-Committee: Pinar Kayaalp, John Gronbeck-Tedesco, Seth Cluett

Experiential Learning Sub-Committee: Shaziela Ishak, Sarah Carberry, Donovan McFerron


GECCo Membership 2013-2015

Intercultural North America – John Gronbeck-Tedesco (Fall 2012 – present) (SSHGS)

Critical Reading and Writing – Todd Barnes (Fall 2013 – present) (SSHGS)

Social Issues – Sangha Padhy, Chair (Fall 2013 – present) (SSHS)

Perspectives of Business and Society – Christina Chung (Fall 2012 – present) (ASB)

History – Pinar Kayaalp (February 2011 – present) (SSHGS)

Mathematical Reasoning – Donovan McFeron (Spring 2010 – present) (TAS)

Science with Experiential Component – Sarah Carberry (Spring 2012 – present) (TAS)

Readings in the Humanities – Monika Giacoppe (Spring 2010 – Spring 2014; Spring 2015 – present) (SSHGS)

At-Large – Pending (CA)

International Issues – Erin Augis (Spring 2010 – present) (ASB)

First-Year Seminar – Shaziela Ishak (Fall 2012 – present) (SSHS)

Topics: Social Sciences – Ashwani Vasishth (Spring 2010 – present) (SSHS)

Topics: Arts & Humanities –

Information Literacy – Leigh Cregan Keller (Spring 2010 – present) (Library_

Provost’s office – Eric Daffron, ex-officio (Fall 2010 – present) (Provost’s Office)

GECCo Minutes / Agendas


  • January 2019


GECCo AGENDAS Spring 2016

GECCo MINUTES Spring 2016



GECCo AGENDAS Spring 2015

GECCo MINUTES Spring 2015


GECCo Minutes Fall 2014

GECCo Agendas Spring 2014

GECCo Minutes Spring 2014

GECCo Agendas Fall 2013

GECCo Minutes Fall 2013

GECCo Agendas Spring 2013

GECCo Minutes Spring 2013

GECCo Agendas Fall 2012

GECCo Minutes Fall 2012

GECCo Agendas Spring 2012

GECCo Minutes Spring 2012

GECCo Agendas Fall 2011

GECCo Minutes Fall 2011

GECCo Agendas Spring 2011

GECCo Minutes Spring 2011

GECCo Agendas Fall 2010

GECCo Minutes Fall 2010

GECCo Agendas Spring 2010

GECCo Minutes Spring 2010

GECCo Reports


(Contact the current Chair of GECCo for the password)

Assessment Reports (Fall 2016-Spring 2019)

Assessment Reports (Fall 2013-Spring 2016)

Assessment Reports (Fall 2010-Spring 2013)

Assessment instruments

General Education Curriculum Documents

GECCo: New Gen Ed Curriculum

GECCo: Handbook for Assessment

GECCo: Assessment Plan

Historic Documents

In May 2009, a team of faculty and staff, led by the Vice Provost for Curriculum and Assessment, attended the AAC&U General Education Institute in Minnesota. The group continued over summer 2009 as the Ad Hoc Working Group for Gen Ed (AHWGGE). Their final report serves as the working foundation for the development of a comprehensive General Education Assessment Plan.