General Education Oversight Committee

The General Education Oversight Committee is charged (2.43.230) with making recommendations to the President or her/his designee for the implementation and review of the General Education curriculum. The committee meets throughout the Fall and Winter semesters. The committee, which includes elected faculty members, as well as liaisons from the Academic Senate, the Student Senate, and the Graduate Employees Organizing Committee, is representative of the six undergraduate degree-granting schools/colleges across the University community and responsible for the following:

  • Reviewing and evaluating all courses proposed for satisfying the various General Education requirements.
  • Monitoring all facets of general education for the purpose of assuring that the courses have consistent goals, with clearly delineated learning outcomes that are assessed appropriately.
  • Receiving and evaluating all reports required of departments and/or colleges in conjunction with implementing the various requirements of the General Education Program.
  • Encouraging and promoting the goals of general education at Wayne State University and to assure that all students experience a meaningful and rigorous program of general education.
  • Submitting an annual report to the Provost and the Curriculum and Instruction Committee of the Academic Senate. The report will address the assessment of the learning outcomes of the program and recommendations for program improvements.

Membership of the General Education Oversight Committee (GEOC)

Co-chairs

  • Darin Ellis, Provost's Office
  • Jennifer Hart, History, nominated GEOC faculty member

Terms expiring in Winter 2022

  • Jennifer Hart, Associate Professor, History, Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Jeffrey Grynaviski, Associate Professor, Political Science, Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Mahendra Kavdia, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Engineering
  • Santanu Mitra, Professor, Accounting, Mike Ilitch School of Business

Terms expiring in Winter 2023

  • Anne Duggan, Professor, Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Billicia Hines, Assistant Professor, Theatre and Dance, Fine, Performing and Communication Arts
  • Asli Ozgun-Koca, Professor, Teacher Education, Education
  • Mary T. Rodgers, Professor, Chemistry, Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Norma Schropshire, Lecturer, Social Work

Terms expiring Winter 2024

  • Moira Fracassa, Academic Service Officer IV, Pharmacy
  • Jeff Horner, Sr. Lecturer, Urban Planning and Studies
  • Pramod Khosla. Associate Professor, Nutrition and Food Science
  • Christine Malinowski, Assistant Professor (Clinical), Nursing
  • Anita Mixon, Assistant Professor, Communication

Ex-officio

  • Veronica Bielat, Information Sciences
  • Riya Chhabra, Student Senate
  • Renee Hoogland, English, Academic Senate Faculty Rep
  • Jessica Greenwald, Communication, Academic Senate Staff Rep
  • Sarah Walker, Graduate Employees Organizing Committee (GEOC/AFT)

General Education Oversight Assessment Subcommittee Members

  • Cathy Barrette, Provost's Office
  • Jennifer Hart, History
  • Jeff Pruchnic, English
  • Jennifer Wareham, Criminal Justice
  • Jeffrey Grynaviski, Political Science
  • Dan Kashian, Biological Sciences
  • Erin Wiseman, CFPCA

General Education Assessment Fellows 2019-2020

  • Jennifer Hart, History
  • Jeff Pruchnic, English
  • Jennifer Wareham, Criminal Justice
  • Jeffrey Grynaviski, Political Science
  • Dan Kashian, Biological Sciences
  • Erin Wiseman, CFPCA

Questions? Email: gened@wayne.edu