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 2012-2013 academic year, GERC members are:

Duchess Harris, American Studies (co-chair)
Kendrick Brown, Associate Dean of the Faculty
David Ehren, MAX Center
Geoffrey Gorham, Philosophy
Erik Larson, Sociology
Andrew Latham, Political Science
Jayne Niemi, Registrar
Nancy Bostrom, Campus Assessment Facilitator
+ EPAG representative