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 2014-2015 academic year, GERC members are:

Diane Michelfelder, Philosophy (Chair)
Kendrick Brown, Associate Dean of the Faculty
John Cannon, Physics 
Paul Dosh, Political Science and Latin American Studies
David Ehren, MAX Center
Mark Mazullo, Music
Jayne Niemi, Registrar
Khaldoun Samman, Sociology
Nancy Bostrom, Campus Assessment Facilitator