Office of Assessment and Accreditation

General Education Council

GEC

Chair’s Welcome

Welcome to the UNCG General Education Program.

The faculty and staff of UNCG embrace student learning as the highest priority.
We believe that a general education is a critical component of a well-rounded
university education. Our General Education Program provides students with the
foundational knowledge, skills, and values necessary to be critical and creative
thinkers, ethical decision-makers, effective communicators, and collaborative and
engaged global citizens. The breadth of General Education empowers our students to
thrive as life-long learners who lead personally fulfilling lives.

The mandate to foster an educated person belongs to the entire University, not to a single
department, unit or co-curricular program. Thus, all members of the University community
help create an inclusive, coherent program that will both challenge and enlighten our unique
student body. Faculty from across the units and schools that make up our campus contribute
to the UNCG General Education Program.

If you wish to know more about general education at UNCG, the General Education Council,
or liberal education in the 21st century, please do not hesitate to contact any of the members
of the General Education Council. You will also find useful information on these web pages.

On behalf of my fellow Council members, we look forward to working with you in our General
Education Program.


David Carlone (Chair 2017-2018)
Communication Studies

The General Education Council invites faculty, staff, and students to participate in one of the General Education Program Assessment Forums to be held in McIver 140 on:

Wednesday, Sep. 20, 10 am - 12 pm, and
Thursday, Sep. 21, 12 – 2 pm.

Council members will present and lead discussion of results from the fall 2017 assessment of the Fine Arts (GFA), Literature (GLT, and Philosophical, Religious, & Ethical Principles (GPR) categories.


GEC Self-Study information can be accessed by clicking here, or clicking the 'Self Study' tab on the navigation menu above.

Members

The General Education Council is composed of faculty from across the University, representing
each of the Schools and Colleges (except the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering)
and each of the categories and markers within the General Education curriculum.

Council members are appointed by the Provost on the recommendation of the Deans of the various
Schools and Colleges. Ex-officio, non-voting members are appointed by the Provost as needed.

The members of the Writing Intensive and Speaking Intensive Committees are appointed by the Chair
of the Council in consultation with faculty representatives.


Council Members For 2017-18

David Carlone (Chair) CAS: Communication Studies (2015-2018)
Larry Taube BSBE: ISSCM (2017-2020)
Ben Ramsey CAS: Religious Studies (2016-2019)
Igor Erovenko CAS: Mathematics and Statistics (2016-2019)
Amy Harris Houk University Libraries (2016-2017)
Ethan Zell CAS: Psychology (2017-2020)
Jay Lennartson CAS: Geography (2016-2019)
Cassandra Germain SON: Family and Community Nursing (2017-2020)
Christopher Cassidy CVPA: Art (2015-2018)
Dale Schunk SOE: Teacher Education & Higher Education (2016-2018)
Aaron Terranova HHS: Kinesiology (2015-2018)
Noelle Morrissette CAS: English (2015-2018)


Ex-Officio & Non-Voting Members

Teresa Brumfield General Education Assessment Coordinator
Lisa Henline University Registrar’s Office
Jodi Pettazzoni Director of the Office of Assessment and Accreditation
Jennifer Stephens University Teaching and Learning Commons
Omar Ali Dean of the Lloyd International Honors College


Writing Intensive Committee for 2017-18

Sara Littlejohn (Chair) Ashby College, English
Larry Lavender Dance
Esther Leise Biology
Jennifer Whitaker Writing Center, English


Speaking Intensive Committee for 2017-18

Kim Cuny (Chair) Speaking Center, Communication Studies
Armondo Collins University Libraries
Risa Applegarth English
Erin Ellis Speaking Center, Communication Studies
Teresa Little School of Education
Vaughn Stewart Director, D-ACT Studio


About

Welcome to the UNCG General Education Program.

The General Education Council is charged with the ongoing review and maintenance of the General
Education goals, assessment of student achievement of those goals, oversight of the General
Education requirements, and the approval of requests for GEC categories and markers. The faculty
and staff of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro embrace student learning as its highest
priority. Our General Education Program provides students with the foundational knowledge, skills,
and values necessary to be critical and creative thinkers, ethical decision-makers, effective
communicators, and collaborative and engaged global citizens. The breadth of General Education
empowers our students to thrive as life-long learners who lead personally fulfilling lives. The mandate
to foster an educated person belongs to the entire university, not to a single department, unit, or
co-curricular program. Thus, the General Education Program provides foundations and alternative
perspectives for the more specialized knowledge gained in one’s major.

Information on the history and structure of the General Education Program is presented here.

Upcoming Events

▪ Proposal deadline for Spring/Summer

2018 – Monday, September 18, 2017