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Academic Senate

General Education Committee Charges


The General Education Committee shall study the general education curriculum and general education course proposals from a university-wide perspective and maintain appropriate inter-college relationships with regard to general education matters. The committee will: assure that there is on-going monitoring and assessment of the general education curriculum; assure that there is an on-going review of the general education curriculum to determine any need for modification;  consult with the ICC regarding procedures needed to initiate, review and approve a curriculum modification proposal;  review proposed courses for inclusion in the general education curriculum; assure the maintenance and up-keep of a data base of courses that are included as general education. The membership of the General Education Committee shall include: a faculty representative from each college to be elected by his or her collegial faculty who serves as a member of that college’s curriculum committee; one representative elected at large by the Academic Senate; one representative from the academic deans; the Chief Academic Officer or his or her delegate (ex-officio, voting); and the Director of Student Learning Outcomes and Assessment (ex-officio, non-voting).

  1. Review and recommend General Education courses as they are advanced.
  2. Work with the Honors Program to evaluate the roll out of the First Year Seminar and determine how such a seminar might be effectively instituted across campus.
  3. Review the General Education Outcomes Assessment plan and annual report.
  4. Report to Academic Senate the state of General Education at RIT. Report on current issues in supply and demand for GenEd courses: is there a shortage of seats for students who wish/need to take these courses.