CANs List Curriculum Action Notice

From: Academic Affairs Committee Date: September 21, 2000
This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curriculum actions. Please forward any comments or concerns to the AAC Chair, Lynn Pifer. Belknap Hall 05, x4384,
The Senate Executive Committee has voted to create a General Education Subcommittee to oversee the General Education Program. The Academic Affairs Committee has written the following charge for this committee:



The General Education Program Committee is a subcommittee of the Academic Affairs Committee.

It consists of eight members of the university faculty, students, and administration.

a. Six faculty members shall be elected by the Assembly from the academic departments: one faculty representative from each of the five distribution blocks and one at-large member from a non-represented discipline, including non-teaching faculty. If there are no nominees from a distribution block, that seat will become an at-large seat for that term. Members shall serve a three-year term, and terms shall be staggered. Members shall not serve more than two consecutive terms, and no more than one person per academic discipline shall serve on the subcommittee.

b. One student representative will be appointed by the S.G.A. as a voting member of the subcommittee.

c. The provost, or provost's designee, will serve as an ex-officio, non-voting member of the subcommittee.

d. The chair of the subcommittee shall be elected by its members, and shall attend AAC meetings or send a designee whenever General Education issues are discussed.


The GE Subcommittee (GES) oversees the General Education Program. It leads the assessment of the GE Program and the GE Program Review. GES considers changes to the program and forwards program changes to AAC, just as any other academic department would.

a. To serve as the General Education Curriculum Committee of the University.

b. To review and recommend to the Academic Affairs Committee all General Education curriculum proposals.

c. To review and/or recommend to the Academic Affairs Committee matters relating to General Education policies and standards.

d. To conduct the General Education Program Review and recommend curricular changes to the Academic Affairs Committee based on that review.

e. To confer with other committees as appropriate.

f. To carry out other activities approved by Senate or suggested by Senate Exec or Academic Affairs.


GES shall meet a minimum of once each semester.

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