Faculty Senate

Council on General Education - Duties

Among other duties, the Council on General Education;

  • reviews the General Education Curriculum
  • oversees and advises in ongoing assessments of that curriculum by other agencies
  • works to insure that the curriculum reflects the University's philosophy and goals of General Education.

In the fall of 2005, the Council on General Education, with the addition of six Senate-appointed members, was charged with conducting a thorough review of the General Education requirements at Western Illinois University, including a careful consideration of the W Requirement. The report by the General Education Review Committee (GERC) was completed in fall of 2007 and approved by Faculty Senate and President Goldfarb in October 2007.  Another review will be undertaken in 2016-2017.

Meeting Minutes

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2008

Meeting Schedule

Unless otherwise specified, the Council conducts 6 - 8 meetings per semester, every other Thursday at 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Meetings will be held in Stipes 501.

Fall 2016:

  • September 8 
  • September 22
  • October 6
  • October 27
  • November 3
  • November 17
  • December 8  

Chair, 2016-2017:   

  • Darcy Plymire, Kinesiology

Members, 2016-2017:

  • P.K. Babu, Physics
  • Steve Bennett, Geology
  • Krista Bowers Sharpe, University Libraries
  • Ute Chamberlin, History
  • Jongnam Choi, Geography
  • Jonathan Day, Political Science
  • Gary Daytner, Educational Studies
  • Keith Holz, Art
  • Kyle Mayborn, College of Arts and Sciences (ex-officio)
  • Kathleen O'Donnell-Brown, English
  • Nancy Parsons, Office of the Provost (ex-officio)
  • Darcy Plymire, Kinesiology (Chair)
  • Joi Wells, SGA student representative
  • Michelle Yager, UAASC (ex-officio)
  • Cheryl Bailey, Communication

General Education Review Committee (GERC)  Members, 2016-2017:

  •    All the members of CGE, plus--
  •    Two most recent past chairs of CGE:
    • Diane Sandage, Sociology, and Anthropology
    • Marjorie Allison, English

    One faculty member from each academic college: 

    • Gordon Pettit, Philosophy (A&S)
    • Marty Maskarinec, Computer Sciences (B&T)
    • Emily Shupe, Dietetics, Fashion Merchandising, and Hospitality (E&HS)
    • Julie Dalmasso, Communication Sciences and Disorders (FA&C)

   CAGAS representative (ex-officio):

    • Ken Clontz, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration

 

 

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