General Education Assessment


General Education assessment ensures that students are meeting the learning goals for each of our general education areas: Internationalism, Multiculturalism, Quantitative Thinking and Writing.


In 2005, Macalester’s faculty approved new general education requirements. The General Education Requirements Committee (GERC) is charged with approving courses and assessing the college’s effectiveness in helping students master the learning goals for each of our General Education requirements.

GERC is comprised of nine members of the Macalester faculty and staff. For the 2015-2016 academic year, GERC members are:

John Cannon, Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy (Chair)
Kendrick Brown, Associate Dean of the Faculty
Nancy Bostrom, Assistant Director of Assessment
Paul Dosh, Associate Professor, Political Science and Latin American Studies
David Ehren, Director, MAX Center
Joanna Inglot, Associate Professor, Art and Art History 
Cynthia Kauffeld, Associate Professor, Hispanic and Latin American Studies 
Zornitsa Keremidchieva, Director of Writing and Senior Lecturer, Political Science 
Jayne Niemi, Registrar