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General Education Oversight Committee

The committee will be responsible for oversight of the general education curriculum and its assessment. The committee will receive, review, and act upon annual outcomes assessment reports on the particular areas of the general education program from the General Education Area Committees. The committee will monitor trends in the best practice of general education, and recommend improvements to the university’s curriculum accordingly.

At Large
Megan Delaney School of Humanities & Social Sciences June 30, 2022
School Representatives
Judy Egan Nursing & Health Studies June 30, 2022
Mihail Sher Business June 30, 2022
Alyson Pompeo-Fargnoli Education June 30, 2021
Geoff Fouad Humanities & Social Sciences, Area II June 30, 2023
JP Hanly, vice chair Humanities & Social Sciences, Area I June 30, 2021
Jonathan Ouellet, chair Science June 30, 2023
Anne Deepak Social Work June 30, 2023

One appointed faculty member from the University Writing Committee (designated by the Writing Committee).  Three non-voting ex officio members: Director of Assessments; Director of Transfer Student Services and Undeclared Services.

There are seven GEOC Area Committees:

  • Area Committee I: English and Literature
  • Area Committee II: History, Social Sciences and Aesthetics
  • Area Committee III: Cultural Diversity, Global Understanding, and World Languages
  • Area Committee IV: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Human Experience (IPHE)
  • Area Committee V: Biology, Chemistry/Sciences and Mathematics
  • Area Committee VI: Reasoned Oral Discourse and Technological Literacy
  • Area Committee VII: Experiential Education

Each of the Area Committees will be responsible for general education course approvals in the specified area. They will coordinate with GEOC and faculty who teach courses in their area to agree upon which curricular goal or goals they will review for their annual reports.

The Experiential Education committee will focus on oversight of the Ex-Ed requirement and assess how well students in the various majors are meeting it. The subcommittee will have one member of the Center for Student Success serving on an ex-officio non-voting basis. This committee will work, as necessary, with the appropriate academic schools and departments to make changes in ex-ed requirements and policy. The chair will sign off on student approvals to take Ex-Ed options (internships, cooperative education, study abroad, etc.)

The Writing Committee will review and approve courses in the Writing Intensive area.

GEOC Area Committees (Appointed)

Area I: English Composition & Literature

  • J.P. Hanly, Chair, English
  • Joe Torchia, Specialist (LIT), English (June 30, 2022)
  • Linda Sacks, Specialist (COMP), English (June 30, 2022)

Area II: History, Social Sciences, Aesthetics

  • Geoff Fouad, Chair, History/Anthropology
  • Hillary DelPrete, Specialist (SS), History/Anthropology (June 30, 2021)
  • Kimberly Callas, Specialist (AT), Art & Design (June 30, 2021)
  • Maureen Dorment, Specialist (HS), History (June 30, 2021)

Area III: CD, GU, World Languages

  • Megan Delaney, Chair, Professional Counseling
  • Maria Simonelli, Specialist (WL), World Language & Cultures (June 30, 2021)
  • Heidi Bludau, Specialist (CD), Anthropology (June 30, 2021)
  • Adam Heinrich, Specialist (GU), Anthropology (June 30, 2021)

Area IV: IPHE

  • Alyson Pompeo-Fargnoli, Chair, Education
  • Kathleen Scaler Scott, Non-Specialist (June 30, 2022)
  • Robyn Holmes, Specialist, ISP (June 30, 2021)

Area V: Biology, Chemistry/Sciences, Mathematics

  • Judy Egan, Chair, Nursing
  • Karen Pesce, Specialist (NS), Biology (June 30, 2022)
  • Johnny Pang, Specialist (MA), Mathematics (June 30, 2021)

Area VI: ROD, Technological Literacy

  • Mikhail Sher, Chair, Management and Leadership
  • Katie Gatto, Specialist (TL), Computer Science and Software Engineering (June 30, 2022)
  • Michael Phillips-Anderson, Specialist (RD), Communication (June 30, 2021)

Area VII: Experiential Education

  • Elena Mazza, Chair, Social Work (August 31, 2020)
  • Anne Deepak, Chair, Social Work (starting Sept 1, 2020)
  • Paul Urbanski, Member, Social Work (June 30, 2022)
  • Jamie Goodwin, Member, Psychology (June 30, 2021)
  • Danielle Schrama (Ex Officio)