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General Education Curriculum Committee

Responsibilities & Composition

The General Education Curriculum Committee (GECC) oversees the General Education and Bachelor Degree Requirements for the University of Utah. The Committee consists of faculty members from all the major colleges that contribute to the General Education and Bachelor Degree Requirements.

Review Process

New General Education and Bachelor Degree requirement designations are approved by the GECC and the Undergraduate Council (UGC) during meetings that happen throughout the fall and spring semesters. The actual placement of designations on courses by the Registrar happens twice per year: around March 1st for the upcoming Fall semester and October 1st for the following Spring and Summer semesters. After this date, designations cannot be changed. This policy was created so that students could plan their course load accurately and know, without question, what courses for the upcoming semester will carry what designations. These designations are reviewed every five years by the GECC.

Meeting Schedule

GECC meetings are usually held on the first Thursdays of the month from 1:45 – 3:30pm during the academic year. The Council meets in the Large Conference Room (Room 120) of the Sill Center.

Fall 2017 Meetings

  • Thursday, September 7th at 1:45 – 3:30pm
  • Thursday, October 5th at 1:45 – 3:30pm
  • Thursday, November 2nd at 1:45 – 3:30pm
  • Thursday, December 7th at 1:45 – 3:30pm

Spring 2018 Meetings

  • Thursday, January 11th at 1:45 - 3:30pm
  • Thursday, February 1st at 1:45 – 3:30pm
  • Thursday, March 1st at 1:45 – 3:30pm
  • Thursday, April 5th at 1:45 – 3:30pm

Committee Roster

Ann Darling Co-Chair Undergraduate Studies/College of Humanities, Communication
Tom Richmond Co-Chair College of Science, Chemistry
Adrienne Cachelin Member College of Social & Behavioral Science,
Enviornmental and Sustainability Studies
Connie Madden Member College of Nursing
Don Wardell Member School of Business, Operations & Information Systems
Elizabeth Ann Archuleta Member School for Cultural & Social Transformation, Ethnic Studies
James E. Gardner Member School of Music
Jordan Gerton Memeber College of Science, Physics
Karen Paisley Member College of Health
Kelly MacArthur Member College of Mathematics
Kim Hackford-Peer Member School for Cultural & Social Transformation, Gender Studies
Lyda Bigelow Member School of Business, Entrepreneurship & Strategy Studies
Mark Jon Bergstrom Member College of Humanities, Communication
Pam Hardin Member College of Nursing, Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence
Sarah Projansky Member College of Fine Arts, Film & Media Arts
Shaun Wallace Member J. Willard Marriott Library
ShawnaKim Lowey-Ball Member College of Humanities, History
Wade Cole Member College of Social & Behavioral Science, Sociology
John Nilsson Ex-officio University College, Academic Advising Center
Julia Nguyen Staff Undergraduate Studies
Mark St. Andre Staff Undergraduate Studies

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Last Updated: 9/14/17