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General Education Committee

What We Do

The purpose of the General Education Advisory Committee is to oversee and promote high quality standards in the General Education Curriculum Yavapai College. The Gen Ed Committee does the following:

  1. Oversees, reviews, and evaluates revisions to criteria, descriptions, and outcomes in all General Education categories at the College and makes recommendations to the Curriculum Committee.
  2. Reviews any changes to courses listed on General Education lists and send recommendations on to the Curriculum Committee.
  3. Reviews any changes to the General Education component of any degree offered at Yavapai College and make a recommendation to the Curriculum Committee.
  4. Assists in planning, organizing, and facilitating General Education Curriculum activities on Assessment Day.


Membership consists of faculty representatives from each of the state’s AGEC categories (First Year Composition, Math, Arts & Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Physical and Biological Sciences), as well as faculty representatives from occupational education divisions.

Our members also include representatives from Student Advising and the Office of Academic Instruction, as well as the Curriculum and SLOA Committee Chairs.


List of Members

ARHU Andrew Winters
First Year Comp Karen Palmer (Chair)
Math Kyle Russ-Navaro
SCEN George Carpenter
SOSC Tara O'Neill
Nursing EMS Jason Ebersole
Other Faculty Curriculum Chair: Matt Pearcy
SLOA Chair: Bill Swenson
Non-Voting Advising: Tania Sheldahl

Meetings / Minutes

Meeting times: 3rd Fridays from 12:00-1:30pm & as needed.

Please contact Karen Palmer if you would like to sit in on a General Education Meeting.

August 20, 2021 Agenda Minutes
September 17, 2021 Agenda Minutes
October 15, 2021 Agenda Minutes
November 19, 2021 Agenda Minutes
January 21, 2022 Agenda Minutes
February 18, 2022 Agenda Minutes
March 2022 (TBA) Agenda Minutes
April 15, 2022 Agenda Minutes


Please click below reports.


Departments may submit new or revised courses for inclusion in the Gen Ed Curriculum. Faculty should work with thee universities to ensure transfer of courses prior to submission.

The following are resources for faculty: