Office of Assessment and Accreditation


General Education Council Self-Study Task Force

As part of the General Education Self Study Task Force’s work, we have looked at how other institutions have organized their General Education programs. UNCG has its own identity and mission, so simply replicating another institution’s program is neither possible nor desirable. However, looking at how other institutions have designed their General Education programs suggests the range of possibilities in designing such a curriculum and offers ideas for possible improvements in the delivery of our own General Education program. The document here provides an introductory look at the variety of General Education programs around the country. A recent article in Inside Higher Ed also provides a summary of the AAC&U’s 2016 survey findings regarding the frequency with which various models and/or features of General Education are currently being used.

As part of the current ongoing conversation about General Education at UNCG, we invite you to look at these materials and share any thoughts/comments/suggestions you might have with the Task Force. We value your input on this and any other topic relevant to General Education as we work on completing the self-study. You may provide comments here.



General Education Self-Study Membership
  • Membership

  • Chair
  • Chuck Bolton, Associate Dean, CAS, Professor of History

  • Bryan School of Business and Economics
  • Dr. Larry Taube, Associate Professor/Undergraduate Programs Director, Information Systems and Supply Chain Management

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Alice Haddy, Professor, Chemistry
  • Linda Stine, Associate Professor, Anthropology
  • Frances Bottenberg, Lecturer, Philosophy

  • School of Health and Human Sciences
  • Lauren Haldeman, Associate Professor, Nutrition

  • College of Visual and Performing
  • Sunny Spillane, Assistant Professor, Art

  • School of Education
  • Lisa O’Connor, Department Chair, Associate Professor, LIS

  • School of Nursing
  • Jacoba Leiper, Clinical Assistant Professor, Adult Health

  • University Libraries
  • Jenny Dale, Reference Librarian and First Year Instruction Coordinator


  • Ex-Officio
  • Jodi Pettazzoni, Office of Assessment and Accreditation
  • Lisa Henline, University Registrar’s Office
  • Dana Saunders, Students First Office/Advising
  • Julia Mendez Smith, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Angela Bolte, Lloyd International Honors College
  • Jennifer Stephens, Residential Colleges (UTLC)


Task Force Meetings
Date Minutes
August 17, 2017 Minutes
August 24, 2017 Minutes
September 14, 2017 Minutes
September 28, 2017 Minutes
October 12, 2017 Minutes
October 26, 2017 Minutes
November 16, 2017
November 30, 2017
January 11, 2018
January 25, 2018
February 8, 2018
February 22, 2018
March 15, 2018
March 29, 2018


Faculty Senate Resolution

Self-Study Charge