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 2016-2017 academic year, GERC members are:

John Cannon, Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy (Chair)
Vittorio Addona, Associate Professor, Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science
Nancy Bostrom, Assistant Director of Assessment
Julia Chadaga, Associate Professor, Russian Studies
Rebecca  Graham, Writing Study Skill Counselor/Instructor, MAX Center
Corie Hammers, Associate Professor, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Zornitsa Keremidchieva, Director of Writing and Senior Lecturer, Political Science 
Jayne Niemi, Registrar
Paul Overvoorde, Associate Dean of the Faculty