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General Education Committee (GEC)

The General Education Committee (GEC) is a standing committee reporting to the University Curriculum Committee (UCC). According to the UCC Bylaws, the "Primary purpose of the GEC will be to make recommendations about both new and existing courses to be included in the General Education curriculum." Any changes to the General Education program will be recommended by the GEC to the UCC which retains final approval. The GEC has established its own set of Bylaws and Operating Procedures.

The membership of the GEC consists of eight faculty members (one from each of the four undergraduate colleges and another four elected at large), the Provost or designee, and one student. The current membership is as follows:

College of Business Hao Qian 2018-2020
College of Education Kathleen Stanfa 2017-2019
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Lindsey Runell 2018-2020
College of Visual & Performing Arts Nicole Romanski 2017-2019
At-large John Ronan 2018-2020
At-large Robert L. Smith, Vice-Chair 2018-2019 2017-2019
At-large Lisa Weckerle, Secretary 2018-2019 2017-2019
At-large John Stanley, Chair 2018-2019 2018-2020
Provost's Designee Carole Wells N/A
Student Ella Schnoor N/A
Clerical Support Brian Meares N/A

KU Faculty: To submit a proposal concerning the General Education program, including Competency Across the Curriculum courses, please refer to the Approval Process portion of this website. All proposals must be uploaded to the GEC D2L assignments page ( by the deadline listed below. You will need to log into D2L to access the assignments page.

Meeting Schedule for 2019-2020 Academic Year

Meeting Date Proposals due Time/Location of the meeting

September 19, 2019 (continuation meeting on September 24)

September 12, 2019

11-11:50, Stratton 317

October 17, 2019 (continuation meeting on October 22) October 10, 2019 11-11:50, Stratton 317
November 21, 2019 (continuation meeting on November 26) November 14, 2019 11-11:50, Stratton 317
February 20, 2020 (continuation meeting on February 25) February 13, 2020 11-11:50, Stratton 317
March 19, 2020 (continuation meeting on March 24) March 12, 2020 11-11:50, Stratton 317

Minutes from Past Meetings

January 25, 2019

December 7, 2018

October 19, 2018

September 7, 2018

December 8, 2017

November 10, 2017

October 20, 2017

September 27, 2017

Bylaws - Updated in 2018

2018 Bylaws