The Working Group on General Education and Distribution System


  1. Identify main areas of concern regarding the current distribution requirement system
  2. Review and evaluate existing criteria for distribution courses in groups I, II, and III
  3. Make recommendations for changes that will:
    a. alleviate or resolve problems and concerns
    b. improve the quality of general education for students by improving the quality of the general education requirements


  • Architecture - John Casbarian
  • Engineering - Jane Grande-Allen (BIOE), Rob Griffin (CEVE)
  • Humanities - Lora Wildenthal (History), Graham Bader (Art History), Christian Emden (CLAS)
  • Natural Sciences - Dave Caprette (Biosciences), Tom Killian (Physics and Astronomy)
  • Shepherd School of Music - Richard Lavenda
  • Social Sciences - Ric Stoll (Political Science), Susan McIntosh (Anthropology) (Chair of working group)
  • Student Association - Palvasha Deme (Biochem major), Rushi Bhalani (Computer Science major)
  • VPAA Paula Sanders

Read the report from the group.