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
  • John Bieter
    Director of University Foundations/General Education
    Boise State University
  • Larry Briggs
    Dean of General Studies
    North Idaho College
  • Martin Gibbs
    Interim Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    Lewis-Clark State College
  • Mandy Nelson
    Associate Registrar-Catalog and Evaluation Services/NCAA, a representative from the Idaho Registrars Council as an ex officio member
    Boise State University
  • Dean Panttaja
    Director of General Education and the Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives
    University of Idaho
  • Angela Sackett
    Interim Dean of General Education
    College of Eastern Idaho
  • Adrian San Miguel
    Director of Program Standards
    Division of Career Technical Education, a representative from the Division of Career Technical Education as an ex officio member
  • Tiffany Seeley-Case
    Department Chair for General and Liberal Studies
    University of Idaho
  • Joanne Tokle
    Acting Dean, College of Business and AVP for Academic Affairs
    Idaho State University
  • Greg Wilson
    General Education Coordinator
    College of Western Idaho
  • 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