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

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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 2019:

  • September 5
  • September 19
  • October 3
  • October 17
  • October 31 - CANCELLED
  • November 14 - CANCELLED
  • December 5

Spring 2020:

  • January 30
  • February 13
  • February 27 -- CANCELLED
  • March 19 -- CANCELLED
  • April 2 - CANCELLED
  • April 16
  • April 30 (changed to April 23)

Chair, 2019-2020:   

  • Andrea Alveshere, Sociology and Anthropology

Members, 2019-2020:

  • Marjorie Allison, English
  • Andrea Alveshere, Sociology and Anthropology (Chair)
  • Lori Baker-Sperry, Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Greg Baramidze, Computer Sciences
  • Seongchan Kim, Engineering Technology (fall 2019 only)
  • Keith Holz, Art and Design (fall 2019 only)
  • Ryan Homer, SGA representative
  • Bill Knox, English
  • Wanmo Koo, Management and Marketing
  • Sherry Lindquist, Art and Design (spring 2020 only)
  • Mark Mossman, Office of the Provost (ex-officio)
  • Jim Schmidt, College of Arts and Sciences (ex-officio)
  • Craig Tollini, Sociology and Anthropology
  • Seyfi Turkelli, Mathematics and Philosophy
  • Michelle Yager, Advising (ex-officio)
  • David Zanolla, Communication
  • Karen Zellman, Health Sciences and Social Work
  • TBD at-large seat

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