General Education Committee

The state General Education Committee is responsible for reviewing the competencies and rubrics of the general education framework for each institution to ensure its alignment with the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Essential Learning Outcomes.

Faculty discipline groups have ongoing responsibilities for ensuring consistency and relevance of general education competencies related to their discipline. The rubrics and competencies are reviewed and updated every three years. The General Education Committee consists of a representative from each Idaho public postsecondary institution appointed by the Board; a representative from the Division of Career Technical Education, as an ex officio member; a representative from the Idaho Registrars Council; and the Office of the State Board of Education Chief Academic Officer, who serves as chair to the committee.

General Education Committee Members

  • TJ Bliss, Chair
    Chief Academic Officer
    Office of the State Board of Education
  • Lori Barber
    General Education Transition Coordinator
    College of Eastern Idaho
  • John Bieter
    Director of University Foundations/General Education
    Boise State University
  • Cindy Bond
    Instructional Dean
    College of Southern Idaho
  • Larry Briggs
    Dean of General Studies
    North Idaho College
  • Kris Collins, Ex Officio
    Boise State University
  • Mary Flores
    Dean for Liberal Arts & Sciences
    Lewis-Clark State College
  • Jana McCurdy
    General Education Coordinator
    College of Western Idaho
  • Dean Panttaja
    Director of General Education
    University of Idaho
  • Adrian San Miguel
    Director of Postsecondary Education
    Career & Technical Education
  • Joanne Tokle
    AVP, Academic Affairs
    Idaho State University
  • General Education Committee Staff

  • Jonathan Lashley
    Associate Chief Academic Officer
    Office of the State Board of Education
  • Patty Sanchez
    Academic Affairs Program Manager
    Office of the State Board of Education
  • Katy Morden
    Assistant for the Chief Academic Officer
    Office of the State Board of Education