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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 1:30 – 3:30pm during the academic year. The Council meets in the Large Conference Room (Room 120) of the Sill Center.

Fall 2016 Meetings

  • Thursday, September 1st at 1:30 – 3:30pm
  • Thursday, October 6th at 1:30 – 3:30pm
  • Thursday, November 3rd at 1:30 – 3:30pm
  • Thursday, December 1st at 1:30 – 3:30pm

Spring 2017 Meetings

  • Thursday, January 12th at 1:30 - 3:30pm
  • Thursday, February 2nd at 1:30 – 3:30pm
  • Thursday, March 2nd at 1:30 – 3:30pm
  • Thursday, April 6th at 1:30 – 3:30pm

Committee Roster

Ann Darling Co-Chair Undergraduate Studies/Communication
Tom Richmond Co-Chair Chemistry
Adrienne Cachelin Member Enviornmental and Sustainability Studies
Cecil T. Jordan Member Writing
Connie Madden Member Nursing
Don Wardell Member Business
Donna Ziegenfuss Member Marriott Library
Elizabeth Ann Archuleta Member Ethnic Studies
Elizabeth Cook Member Educational Leadership & Policy
Erin Carraher Member Architecture + Planning
Geoffrey Silcox Member Engineering
Heather Melton Member Sociology
Jessica Napoles Member Music
Jing Zhu Member Mathematics
Johanna Watzinger-Tharp Member Languages & Literature
Joseph Metz Member Languages & Literature
Karen Leslie Kramer Member Anthropology
Karen Paisley Member Health
Kim Hackford-Peer Member Gender Studies
Kimberly Jew Member Theatre
Lien Fan Shen Member Film
Lyda Bigelow Member Entrepreneurship & Strategy
Matthew Basso Member History
Pam Hardin Member CTLE
Paolo Gondolo Member Physics & Astronomy
Sean Lawson Member Communication
Stuart Culver Member English
Jency Brown Ex officio University College
John Nilsson Ex officio University College
Dylan Mace Staff Undergraduate Studies
Kali Korbis Staff Undergraduate Studies
Mark St. Andre Staff Undergraduate Studies

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Last Updated: 9/27/16