About GE Governance
The General Education Governance Committee is charged with the oversight of General Education at UCLA. In this capacity, the committee advises the Undergraduate Council and the Vice-Provost for Undergraduate Education on all matters pertaining to the university's GE curriculum, i.e., its educational aims and objectives, course credit guidelines, curricular reviews, and GE centered educational reform initiatives. In the years following its inception, the Committee has spearheaded the creation of a university-wide GE curriculum and common course list; initiated a regular cycle of academic reviews for each of the curriculum's foundation areas; and exercised oversight of the university's signature first year program, the Freshman Clusters.
Who we are?
The GE Governance Committee is comprised of faculty representatives from all Colleges and Schools with undergraduate degrees: UCLA College; School of Arts and Architecture; School of Theater, Film, and Television; Engineering; and Nursing. GE Governance Committee members serve for two years. Some of the Committee members also hold positions on the College Faculty Executive Committee (as a majority of General Education courses are taught by College departments) and the Undergraduate Council's Curriculum Committee (CC). A senior faculty member with considerable experience in academic and administrative policy making at UCLA serves as the committee's chair.