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General Education Committee

Purpose: The purpose of the General Education Committee is to review and advise the College Senate on the rationale, aims, structure, policies, courses, and assessment pertaining to General Education and student competencies.

Charter Sponsor: College Senate

Charter Contact: Committee Chair


(12 Members)

  • Center for Languages & Learning Design rep (elected*)
  • Center for Arts & Humanities rep (elected*)
  • Center for Social Sciences, Business & Information Tech. rep (elected*)
  • Center for Mathematics, Engineering, Physical Sciences & Applied Technology rep (elected*)
  • Center for Life & Health Sciences rep (elected*)
  • Library rep (elected*)
  • At-Large (appointed by VP for Learning & Academic Aff.)**
  • At-Large (appointed by VP for Learning & Academic Aff.)**
  • At-Large (appointed by VP for Learning & Academic Aff.)**
  • Assessment Liaison (ongoing)
  • Mark Radlowski-Director of Institutional Research & Analysis (ongoing; nonvoting)
  • Student Representative (As available)

*Elected members will be elected for a three-year term by members of their respective centers.

**Appointed positions should be made to maximize representation for SUNY Silos and are two – year appointments.

Chair must be elected annually by the committee


  • Recommend approval of courses identified for satisfying the general education requirements.
  • Collaborate with appropriate constituencies to facilitate the assessment of student learning in the general education programs and competencies.
  • Review on a periodic basis the MVCC general education and competencies requirements and recommend any changes.
  • Monitor and assure coordination between MVCC and SUNY general education policies and procedures.
  • Issue an annual written report, and make periodic updates and recommendations to the College Senate.

Does Not

  • Make final determinations; determine policy; discuss contractual issues

Guiding Points

  • Keep the College mission, with an emphasis on the student experience, front and center.
  • Recognize there are multiple perspectives to each issue.
  • Maintain communication with the Office of the VPLAA, Academic Centers, IEC, CWCC, DGV committee, and other appropriate parties.

Minutes, Agenda and Schedule