Board of General Studies

The Board of General Studies (BOGS) is a committee that reports to Curriculum & Research Committee and to the Provost.

  • solicits courses and curricular proposals designed to satisfy General Education requirements from all colleges and departments of the University;
  • reviews, approves, and authorizes courses and curricular proposals for purposes of General Education; and
  • evaluates the courses and curricula it has approved.
  • in consultation with deans and chairs, provides for and approves "challenge" mechanisms for Basic Skills requirements.
  • the Board considers petitions from programs for relief from the fifty-one semester hour General Education requirement.
  • current and archive Meeting Minutes for BOGS (click link)

The Board of General Studies consist of eleven members:

  • seven teaching faculty (representing seven colleges),
  • two students,
  • the Director of Assessment,
  • the Associate Vice President for Graduate and Undergraduate Programs,
  • and the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies (Curriculum).
  • Board of General Studies Membership (University Policy F15-13 [pdf])
  • List of current BOGS Members (click link)

Committee Meeting Dates:

Meeting Dates for Academic Year 2019-2020

Simon Rodan, Chair

  • Fall 2019 - Location: ADM TBA; Time: TBA
  • Spring 2020 - Location: ADM TBA; Time: TBA

Location and times are subject to change, please contact the Office of Graduate and Undergraduate Programs at 408-924-2447 for current location and times.