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).
- Review and recommend General Education courses as they are advanced.
- 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.
- Review the General Education Outcomes Assessment plan and annual report.
- 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.