The General Education Requirement Committee (GERC) is one of four curricular committees the faculty maintains to provide the first level of consideration for particular academic matters at the College; all GERC actions are subject to review by the Educational Policy and Governance (EPAG) Committee. See Fall 2022 updates from GERC here.

Macalester has four General Education requirements (GERs): Internationalism, Quantitative Thinking, U.S. Identities and Differences, and Writing.  

GERC approves courses that fulfill these requirements. Another of GERC’s roles is to “assist in evaluating whether the goals of the requirements are being fulfilled on an institutional basis in consultation with relevant College programs, offices, and individuals.”  The Office of Institutional Research & Assessment collaborates with GERC on general education assessment. See the GER assessment cycle here.

Please see the Provost’s Reports and Planning webpage for recent GERC reports.

2022-2023 GERC members:

  • Juliette Rogers, GERC Chair; Professor, French and Francophone Studies
  • Brigetta Abel, Director of Writing, Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching; Associate Professor (NTT), German and Russian Studies
  • Nancy Bostrom, Associate Director of Assessment
  • Susan Fox, Professor and Chair of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science (EPAG Representative)
  • Cari Gillen-O’Neel, Associate Professor, Psychology
  • Arjun Guneratne, Professor, Anthropology
  • Cynthia Kauffeld, Professor, Spanish & Portuguese
  • Mario Solis-Garcia, Associate Professor, Economics
  • Timothy Traffie, Registrar