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General Education Committee (GEC)

GEC Agendas and Minutes 23/24 (Accessible to Campus Community - login required)
GEC - Teams Member Log-In
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GEC Policies
GEC Referrals 23/24 (Accessible to Campus Community - login required)

  • Meetings are held: Thursdays
  • Time:  10:00 am to 11:30 am
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Meeting Dates:
    Fall 2023 - September 7, 14, 21, 28; October 5, 12, 19, 26; November 2, 9, 16, 30; December 7 (if needed)
    Spring 2024 - February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; March 7, 14, 21, 28; April 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9

Voting Members 23-24

  • Devin Jindrich, CEHHS 23-25  (Kinesiology)
  • Joely Proudfit, CHABSS-BSS 23-25
  • Jessica Elbert Decker, CHABSS-HA 23-25
  • William Kristan, CSTEM 23-25 (Biology)
  • Paola Ometto,  CoBA 23-25
  • Lalitha Nataraj, Library 22-24
  • Marshall Whittlesey, CSTEM 23-24 (Mathematics)
  • Kimber Quinney, CHABSS-HA 22-24 (History)
  • VACANT, CHABSS-BSS 23-24 (2nd year of 2-year term)
  • VACANT, CEHHS 23-24 (2nd year of 2-year term)
  • LucĂ­a Gordon (CHABSS), Lecturer Faculty  22-24

Ex Officio Attendees (non-voting)

  • Regina Eisenbach, Dean of Academic Programs
  • Dawn Formo, Dean of Undergraduate Studies
  • Andres Favela, Director, Educational Opportunity Program (VP Student Affairs' Designee)
  • Ruth Williams, Articulation Officer (Alternate: Darwin Canseco, Associate Registrar) AVP EMS' Designee
  • Melissa Simnitt, Assessment Specialist, Academic Programs
  • James Courser, Student Representative 23-24

Other Attendees (non-voting)

  • Lisa Medina, Registrar
  • Darwin Canseco, Associate Registrar
  • Domenica Pearl, Associate Director, Academic Advising
  • Criselda Yee, Curriculum Specialist, Academic Programs
  • Rebecca Romine, Catalog Curriculum Coordinator
  • Gayle Feallock, Catalog Specialist, Academic Programs
  • Christopher Long / Joshua Hernandez, e-Advising Team Members
  • Brooke Judkins, Interim Dean of Extended Learning
  • Marnie Eldridge, Director, First Year & University Programs

GEC Committee Charge

The General Education Committee has general oversight of all issues related to the General Education program and the following specific graduation requirements: the U.S. History, Constitution and American Ideals Requirement, the Diversity and Equity Requirement, and the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement - Baccalaureate Level (GWARBL). The committee makes appropriate recommendations regarding the operation of the General Education program and fulfillment of the graduation requirements specified above.  In compliance with State mandates, the committee shall be responsible for reviewing, approving, and evaluating all new and existing lower and upper-division courses used to meet the General Education and specified graduation requirements; make recommendations on academic and student policies impacting the General Education program and the specified graduation requirements; establish and provide for periodic internal and external reviews of General Education policies and practices in a manner comparable to those of major programs; review articulation agreements with community colleges for courses satisfying General Education and the specified graduation requirements; provide information to the Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs regarding the General Education program and the specified graduation requirements; and be a resource for academic advising to ensure student fulfillment of General Education and the specified graduation requirements. In pursuit of these duties, the committee may create ad hoc subcommittees.