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 2016, 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. The report by the General Education Review Committee (GERC) was completed in summer of 2018 and approved by Faculty Senate in September 2018 and by President Thomas in October 2018. 

Meeting Minutes

Please note: If you need an alternative version of these documents, please contact Annette Hamm at (309)298-1589 or via email to: AE-Hamm@wiu.edu.

 2019

 2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

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.

Spring 2019:

  • January 31
  • February 14
  • February 28 -- CANCELLED 
  • March 21
  • April 4
  • April 18
  • May 2

Chair, 2018-2019:   

  • Keith Holz, Art

Members, 2018-2019:

  • Patricia Anderson, Sociology and Anthropology
  • Lori Baker-Sperry, Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Greg Baramidze, Computer Sciences
  • Steve Bennett, Geology
  • Ute Chamberlin, History
  • Jonathan Day, Political Science
  • Gary Daytner, Educational Studies
  • Keith Holz, Art (Chair
  • Bill Knox, English
  • Jim Schmidt, College of Arts and Sciences (ex-officio)
  • Mark Mossman, Office of the Provost (ex-officio)
  • Joyce Runquist, Engineering Technology
  • Michelle Yager, UAASC (ex-officio)
  • David Zanolla, Communication
  • Karen Zellman, Health Sciences and Social Work
  • Daria Levchenko, SGA

 Annual Reports: