General Education Assessment Committee

Our Purpose

The purpose of the General Education Assessment Committee (GEAC) is to collect and analyze assessment data from Kutztown University's General Education Program. The General Education Program consists of eight Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs). Each year, the GEAC is charged with submitting data-informed recommendations to the division of Academic Affairs, the University Curriculum Committee, and the General Education Committee on ways to improve the structure and content of the General Education Program at Kutztown University.

Click here to access GEAC's By-Laws. 


College of Education Meg Norris 2023 - 2026
College of Business TBD 2023 - 2026
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Lauren Levine 2021 - 2024
College of Visual and Performing Arts Dannell MacIlwraith 2021 - 2024
At-Large Teaching Faculty Feisal Murshed 2022 - 2025
At-Large Teaching Faculty Amy Lynch-Biniek 2021 - 2024
At-Large Teaching Faculty Alex Hernandez 2023 - 2026
At-Large Non-Teaching Faculty Daniel Stafford 2021 - 2024
Academic Dean Laurie McMillan N/A
Office of Assessment Michele Baranczyk N/A
Academic Affairs Karen Rauch N/A
Student Government Board TBD 2022 - 2023
General Education Committee Megan O'Byrne N/A
Admin Support Bethany French N/A

Fall 2023 meeting schedule available here


The American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) developed assessment practices that deepen, integrate, and demonstrate student learning through learning-centered assessment policies and approaches. Additionally, through the VALUE (Valid Assessment of Learning in Undergraduate Education) initiative, AAC&U has worked with faculty and assessment expert teams across the country to develop rubrics through which institutions can evaluate student learning across courses and programs (AAC&U, 2017). The GEAC has modified and adapted these rubrics for assessment of the General Education Program SLOs at Kutztown University. The focus of assessment is on student learning as demonstrated through student work products.


The General Education Assessment Committee (GEAC) was formed in December 2010. Since that time, the GEAC meets on a regular basis.