General Education Pathways Assessment Committee (GEPAC)

The faculty-led General Education Pathways Assessment Committee (GEPAC) was established in Fall 2020. The GEPAC's main purpose is to provide support, guidance, and assistance of the assessment process to faculty responsible for the general education courses that are included in the CUNY Pathways initiative. GEPAC members are responsible for:
  • Promoting a culture of assessment through regular communication and collaboration
  • Supporting departments / units in the assessment process of CUNY Pathways General Education program
  • Reviewing assessment data and providing recommendations to enhance the learning of Pathways outcomes
  • Assisting departments / units in implementing changes in the assessment process
The GEPAC is co-chaired by the Director of Assessment, Associate Professor AJ Stachelek, who manages college-wide assessment efforts through program oversight, professional development, collaboration, and communication. The co-chairs of the GEPAC report to the Institutional Effectiveness Committee (IEC) to facilitate institutional analysis for the assessment process beyond the individual Pathways outcomes.

In addition to the Director of Assesment, the following members are part of GEPAC:
Name Title / Position Department / Office
Jacqueline DiSanto Professor of Teacher Education Education
Associate Professor of Sociology Behavioral and Social Sciences Department
Distinguished Lecturer of English English
Senior Director of Institutional Research and Data Analysis Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Assessment

Although it is primarily the faculty members who are responsible for the process, the additional member from the the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Assessment, enhance communication of assessment across the academic departments and the administrative offices that support them.