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.

GEC Schedule - Fall 2020

*All meetings will be held via Zoom and a link will be sent with the agenda prior to the meeting*

Date Day Time
8/31/2020 Monday 2:00-4:00 pm
9/21/2020 Monday 2:00-4:00 pm
10/5/2020 Monday 2:00-4:00 pm
10/19/2020 Monday 2:00-4:00 pm
11/2/2020 Monday 2:00-4:00 pm
11/16/2020 Monday 2:00-4:00 pm

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.

Council Members - Academic Year 2020/2021

Loren Selznick, GEC Chairperson, Department of Accounting, Zeigler College of Business

Mindy Andino, Interim Vice Provost

Mary Lou D’Allegro, Associate VP of Institutional Effectiveness

Janet Rarig, Student Affairs, Executive Director of Wellness Center

Kate Beishline, Biological & Allied Health Sciences, College of Science & Technology

Rodger Benefiel, Sociology, Social Work & Criminal Justice, College of Liberal Arts

Jessica Bentley-Sassaman, Exceptionality Programs, College of Education

Tina Entzminger, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts

Bob Heckrote, Academic Advisor for Military and Undeclared Students

Jennifer Johnson, Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts

Jung Kim, Department of Marketing & Professional Sales, Zeigler College of Business

Linda Neyer, Library Faculty

Mykola Polyuha, Languages & Cultures, College of Liberal Arts

Cherie Roberts, Department of Teaching & Learning, College of Education

Cassandra Sachar, Academic Enrichment, Student Success

Jennifer Sheaffer, Nursing, College of Science & Technology

Nodir Egamberdiev, Student Representative