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General Education

The General Education (G.E.) Committee reviews and recommends established departmental courses for inclusion in the SUNY Cortland General Education Program. Proposals are submitted directly to the G.E. Committee and, if recommended, are then forwarded to the Provost for campus approval. In the case of the SUNY G.E. categories 1-10, final approval is granted by SUNY System.

For materials required for review, please refer to the links below:


Assessment Materials

GE Proposal for discussion and vote at the April 8, 2014 Faculty Senate meeting.

General Education Committee

2015-16 Membership and Area(s) Represented

  • Chemsak, Stephen - Institutional Research & Analysis Designee, ex officio
  • Czirr, Lisa - Library
  • Mattingly, Bruce - Dean, Arts and Sciences Designee, ex-officio
  • McNamara, Jenn, Chair - Fine Arts/Humanities
  • Stratton, Susan - Education
  • Thomas, Abby - Professional Staff
  • Smukler, David- Academic At Large
  • Sheets, Kevin- Social/Behavioral Sciences
  • Smith, Brice- Math/Science
  • Van Der Karr, Carol - Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Provost Designee, ex-officio
  • Young, Anderson - Professional Studies
  • Vacant - Academic At Large
  • Vacant - Student Representative


GE Meetings

The meeting schedule will be published when finalized.

2014-2015 Minutes

2013-2014 Minutes

Fall 2012

Spring 2013

GE Committee Minutes 2011-12

Minutes Archive