University-wide General Education Committee

  • The University-wide General Education Committee (UWGEC) is charged with the review and approval of all curriculum changes in general education across the University, assessment of the program, and disseminating General Education information to the campus community and its partners. All instruction and curriculum action items approved by the UWGEC are forwarded to the Undergraduate Council for review and submission to the Faculty Senate for approval.

    Membership Requirements

    The University-wide General Education Committee (UWGEC) is charged with the review and approval of all curriculum changes in general education across the University, assessment of the program, and disseminating General Education information to the campus community and its partners. All instruction and curriculum action items approved by the UWGEC are forwarded to the Undergraduate Council for review and submission to the Faculty Senate for approval.

    The University-wide General Education Committee and its officers shall be composed according the Constitution and By Laws including:

    • Faculty representatives from each of these colleges:
      • Agriculture and Life Sciences (two voting members)
      • Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture
      • Education
      • Nursing and Pharmacy (one shared voting member)
      • Eller College of Management (two voting members)
      • Engineering (one voting member)
      • Fine Arts (two voting members)
      • Honors College (one voting member)
      • Humanities (two voting members)
      • Science (two voting members)
      • Social and Behavioral Sciences (two voting members)
    • Two student representatives,
      • one undergraduate junior or senior
      • one graduate
    • Pima Community College Office of Transfer Curriculum (ex officio  non-voting)
    • Vice Provost for Academic Affairs (ex officio non-voting).

    There is additional non-voting representation from three Foundations programs: English, Mathematics, and Second Language.

    The chair is chosen in consultation between the Chair of the Faculty and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, and serves a three-year, renewable term.  The chair of UWGEC is an ex officio non-voting member of the Undergraduate Council, and reports to the Senate through or in concert with the UGC chair.