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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 2018 Meetings

  • Thursday, September 6th at 1:30 – 3:30pm
  • Thursday, October 4th at 1:30 – 3:30pm
  • Thursday, November 1st at 1:30 – 3:30pm
  • Thursday, December 6th at 1:30 – 3:30pm

Spring 2019 Meetings

  • Thursday, January 10th at 1:30 – 3:30pm
  • Thursday, February 7th at 1:30 – 3:30pm
  • Thursday, March 7tht at 1:30 – 3:30pm
  • Thursday, April 4th at 1:30 – 3:30pm

Committee Roster

Ann Darling Co-Chair Undergraduate Studies
College of Humanities, Communication
Holly Godsey Co-Chair Student Success & Teacher Development
Center for Science & Mathematics Education
Elizabeth Ann Archuleta Member School for Cultural & Social Transformation, Ethnic Studies
Mark Bergstrom Member College of Humanities, Communication
Lyda Bigelow Member School of Business, Entrepreneurship & Strategy Studies
Adrienne Cachelin Member College of Social & Behavioral Science,
Environmental and Sustainability Studies
James E. Gardner Member School of Music
Claudia Geist Member College of Social & Behavioral Science, Sociology
Jordan Gerton Member College of Science, Physics
Kim Hackford-Peer Member School for Cultural & Social Transformation, Gender Studies
Pam Hardin Member College of Nursing
ShawnaKim Lowey-Ball Member College of Humanities, History
Kelly MacArthur Member College of Mathematics
Connie Madden Member College of Nursing, Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence
Karen Paisley Member College of Health
Sarah Projansky Member College of Fine Arts, Film & Media Arts
Shane Wallace Member J. Willard Marriott Library
Don Wardell Member School of Business, Operations & Information Systems
John Nilsson Ex-officio University College, Academic Advising Center
Lindsay Massman
Staff Undergraduate Studies
Mark St. Andre Staff Undergraduate Studies

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Last Updated: 5/7/20