General Education Council

A general education is the result of the entire university experience. It should assure broad exposure to areas of study beyond the major to foster a deeper understanding of and appreciation for the world, its possibilities, and the individual’s part in it.

BU's General Education program, based on acquiring skills, knowledge, and cultural awareness, will help develop each student’s ability to think critically and communicate clearly.

This council is responsible for:

  • Developing guidelines for proposing General Education Points within a course or co-curricular learning experience. These guidelines are to be submitted to the BUCC for approval.
  • Providing guidance for the preparation of proposals.
  • Making recommendations to the BUCC concerning proposals for general education course and co-curricular learning experiences.
  • Conducting an annual review of the entire General Education program. Each goal of general education will be reviewed in detail every five years and as necessary.

General Education Guidelines

The General Education Council Guidelines are documents intended to help faculty, departments, student affairs personnel, and others prepare courses and co curricular learning experiences for general education points in the MyCore General Education Program. The Guidelines support current policies and are intended to give proposal preparers suggestions of best practices at the current time. The Guidelines will be periodically updated and are open for discussion. Please tell the General Education Council about any concerns you may have. — GEC Guidelines for credit-bearing courses. CLE Guidelines for non-credit bearing courses.


GEC Schedule 2018/2019

Fall 2018 Semester
Date Day Time Location
09/10/2018 MONDAY 2:00-4:00 Schweiker
09/24/2018 MONDAY 2:00-4:00 Schweiker
10/08/2018 MONDAY 2:00-4:00 Schweiker
10/22/2018 MONDAY 2:00-4:00 Schweiker
11/05/2018 MONDAY 2:00-4:00 Schweiker
11/19/2018 MONDAY 2:00-4:00 KUB 230


Angela LaValley, GEC Chairperson - Department of Communication Studies, College of Liberal Arts

Mark Bauman - Interim Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education

Alana Atchinson - Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice, College of Liberal Arts

Melissa Cheese - Department of Academic Enrichment

Sheila Dove-Jones - Vice President, Office of Planning and Assessment

Carolyn LaMacchia - Innovation, Technology, and Supply Chain Management, College of Business

Brooke Lylo - Exceptionalities Program, College of Education

Chris Lynd - Mathematical and Digital Sciences, College of Science and Technology

Molly Marnella - Department of Early Childhood and Adolescent Education, College of Education

Michael McFarland - Representative for Student Affairs, Director of Athletics

Mindi Miller - Department of Nursing, College of Science and Technology

Linda Neyer - Library Services

Mykola Polyuha - Language and Cultures, College of Liberal Arts

Janet Rarig - Student Affairs, Executive Director of Wellness Center

Loren Selznick - Department of Accounting, College of Business

Marianna Wood - Department of Biological and Allied Health, College of Science and Technology