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Main Content The University of Baltimore General Education Council (hereafter “Council”) is a subcommittee of the University Faculty Senate. The Council reviews policies and makes recommendations concerning implementation and assessment of the General Education Program. The Council generally meets every other week during the semester and meetings are open to the any member of the university community. Individuals interested in attending a meeting should email the chair in advance to ensure the meeting space will accommodate guests.


Current Membership 

Gisela Bardossy, Merrick School of Business Representative

Natalie Burclaff, Library Faculty Representative

Andrea Cantora, College of Public Affairs Representative

Sarah Creighton, Student Representative

Matthew Falk, Adjunct Faculty Representative

Todd Harper, Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences Representative

Jeffrey Sawyer, Council Chair, Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences Representative

Terese Thonus, University Writing Program

Sally Farley, Director, Helen P. Denit Honors Program

Fiona Glade, Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Studies and Academic Affairs 

Michael Jones, First-Year Experience Academic Advising

Megan Manley, Advising Representative

Ryan Steffy, Registrar Representative 


 Recent Work  

In collaboration with faculty across campus, General Education Council recently led implementation of major reform of General Education (GE) and Graduation Requirements (GR) that was approved by the University Faculty Senate in Spring 2016. The reform was designed to simplify and streamline UB’s GE requirements by making them easy to navigate by students and easy to communicate by faculty and advisors; to ensure that UB’s program is the most transfer friendly GE program in the USM system; to bring UB’s GE program into compliance with the most recent USM, COMAR, and MSCHE GE guidelines; and to make certain that the GE program is something that each of UB’s Schools and Colleges values, since effective GE requires broad participation and is sustainable only when there is university-wide engagement in the interest of student learning.


Last Published 10/19/17