Office of the Provost

General Education Committee

Committee Charge


GEC is responsible for providing quality and oversight of all of the General Education courses offered at SUU, and it is expected to ensure compliance with state-mandated policies on General Education and alignment with SUU’s strategic and academic plans.

GEC Responsibilities*

  1. Work with faculty, staff, and students to ensure SUU offers and maintains a comprehensive, assessable, and dynamic general education program that meets the agreed upon institutional learning outcomes and goals.
  2. Develop and coordinate the GEC’s operation in cooperation with the University Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (UUCC)
  3. Provide oversight of the General Education courses offered at SUU.
  4. Work with the Center of Excellence for Teaching and Learning (CETL) to help support faculty teaching effectiveness in general education courses.

*See SUU Policy 6.8.3 for details

View General Education Mission & Learning Outcomes.

Committee Members

Name Representing Voting Member
John Allred Registrar No
Andrea Stiefvater (ESL director) School of Continuing & Professional Studies No
Jordan Cox SUUSA Representative No
Jake Johnson Student Services No
Bonny Rayburn Associate Provost's Office No
Michelle Orihel Faculty Senate Rep No
Bill Byrnes Chair, Associate Provost Only if Tie
David Lunt College of Humanities & Social Sciences Yes
Kurt Harris University College Yes
Steve Irving Library Yes
Johnny MacLean College of Science & Engineering Yes
David Rees School of Business Yes
John Taylor College of Science and Engineering Yes
Camille Thomas College of Education & Human Development Yes
Jessica Tvordi College of Humanities & Social Sciences Yes
Don Weingust College of Performing & Visual Arts Yes