Information on General Education Implementation Committee

Faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences voted in September 2016 to implement a new set of General Education requirements that will replace the current Arts and Sciences Core Curriculum. The implementation process began with appointment of the General Education Implementation Committee (GEIC), an ad hoc committee of the Arts and Sciences Council. The council is the primary representative body for the faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences.

In Fall 2016, faculty members had voted to revise the core curriculum by a 458-73 margin. The new General Education requirements are designed to allow students to pursue their passions while also ensuring that they venture into diverse areas of learning.

The GEIC is chaired by Professor Cora Randall, from the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. Complete membership on the committee and updates on the implementation progress can be found on the committee’s website.

Further background information can be found in the Core Curriculum Review Committee's March 2016 proposal, and in a document outlining the General Education (Gen Ed) distribution and skills requirements that existing courses should satisfy.  

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