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.

2017-2018 GERC members:

Vittorio Addona, Associate Professor, Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science (Chair)
Brigetta Abel, Director of Writing and Assistant Professor, German and Russian Studies
Andrew Billing, Associate Professor & Chair, French and Francophone Studies
Nancy Bostrom, Assistant Director of Assessment
Darcy Burgund, Associate Professor, Psychology
Rebecca Graham, Writing Study Skill Counselor/Instructor, MAX Center
Corie Hammers, Associate Professor, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Jayne Niemi, Registrar
Paul Overvoorde, Associate Dean of the Faculty
Satoko Suzuki, DeWitt Wallace Professor, Asian Languages and Cultures