General Education Committee

The General Education Committee:

  • Improves the quality and relevance of the College's general education curriculum
  • Considers new courses for inclusion as general education and approved transfer elective courses
  • Performs periodic reviews of these courses to ensure they are continuing to satisfy required core competencies and transfer suitability
  • Reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs & Chief Academic Officer

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David Kiracofe

Committee Charge
​2017 - 2018
  • Review and recommend any revisions to policies, procedures, plans, or other relevant documents that are germane to the purpose of the General Education Task Force; assist in drafting new policy and procedures, if needed.
  • Implement general education course selection procedures.
  • As part of advancing Guided Pathways, redefine general education through determining competencies and align them with the general education requirements required by VCCS.
  • Develop and implement criteria and a review process to narrow the list of general education choices (e.g., 5 to 7 courses in Humanities, Social Sciences, etc.) to recommended courses as part of Guided Pathways, without unnecessarily removing the general education course selection.
  • Chair: David Kiracofe, Information Literacy
  • David Brandt, Quantitative Reasoning
  • Sandra Bryant, Oral Communication
  • Debra Duffy, Scientific Reasoning
  • Joseph Fairchild, Academic Dean
  • Jennifer Ferguson, Director of General Education Assessment & Transfer Partnerships
  • Heather Fitzgerald, Recorder, Librarians
  • Rhonda Goudy, Counselors
  • Renee Hosang-Alleyne, Curriculum Committee
  • Maura Lansing, Adjuncts
  • Amanda Leo, Instruction Committee
  • Diane Ryan, Academic Dean
  • Laura Soulsby, Cultural & Social Understanding
  • Lara Tedrow, Personal Development
  • Douglas Thiele, Written Communication
  • Emily Wilson, Critical Thinking
  • N/A, Past Chair

All meetings will take place from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at Chesapeake Campus, New Academic Building, Room 4318

Upcoming dates for 2018 are as follows:

  • Friday February 23
  • Friday March 23
  • Friday April 27
  • Friday May 25
Mid-Year Reports

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