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General Education Assessment and Review (GEAR) Committee

The General Education Assessment and Review Committee (GEAR) assesses the effectiveness of the General Education Program. In particular, this committee:

  • recommends learning outcomes assessment procedures in regards to General Education offerings;
  • reviews Outcome Assessment Reports (OARs);
  • provides suggestions to faculty for improving their assessment of student learning with respect to General Education; and
  • considers the revision or deletion of General Education requirements as well as learning outcomes for General Education courses and makes recommendations to the faculty on these matters.


All forms and information related to GEAR Committee business can be found on the Catawba network T-drive in the COMMITTEES/GEAR folder. 


2016-17 Committee Members

  • Sharon Sullivan, Chair
  • Carmony Hartwig
  • Aaron Butler
  • Constance Grant
  • Michelle Woodhouse
  • Yan Gibson
  • David Fish
  • Phillip Burgess
  • Pam Thompson
  • Steve Coggin
  • Tom Appenzeller


For more information, please contact the Chair of the GEAR Committee.