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General Education Coordinator

Current General Education Director

Dr. Victor Piercey


The General Education Director is a faculty position that directly reports to the Associate Provost for Academic Operations and oversees the day-to-day operations of the General Education Program.  The Director collaborates with the University General Education Committee (UGEC) to:

  • Ensure that established general education policies and procedures are properly implemented;
  • Develop new policies as needed for consideration by the Academic Senate and Provost that strengthen the General Education Program and are based on university-wide feedback, assessment data, and best practices; 
  • Coordinate implementation of general education assessment, curricular mapping, and course re-certification;
  • Develop, coordinate, and promote,  through the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning and other avenues, activities that encourage and support the use of High Impact Practices (HIPs) for faculty who are or may be teaching general education courses;
  • Promote the General Education Program to all stakeholders;
  • Oversee the design, development, and maintenance of the General Education Program website and other general education materials;
  • Prepare regular updates and an annual report to the Academic Senate and Provost about the status and activities of the General Education Program;
  • Mediate and work to resolve general education issues that arise;
  • Initiate and oversee general education committee/subcommittee meetings;
  • Work with others to recognize, develop, and coordinate co-curricular experiences that address the Ferris Learning Outcomes in ways that can be meaningfully implemented, credited, and tracked as part of an FSU student’s general education experience;
  • Take part in developing and implementing new and ongoing initiatives in Academic Affairs and in Student Affairs related to student success and retention;

Minimum Requirements

  • Must hold a Ph.D. or terminal degree in their discipline;
  • Have at least five years teaching experience in higher education;
  • Obtain tenure at Ferris State University;
  • Have demonstrable experience with best practices in learning outcomes assessment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Experience with curriculum development;
  • Experience in developing, implementing, and managing general education programs;
  • An ability to plan, manage, and bring to completion projects related to teaching and learning;
  • Strong planning and organizational skills;
  • Experience in university administration/coordination;
  • Experience teaching general education courses;
  • Success in collaborative work and in working with people of different backgrounds, experiences, and opinions.