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.

Meeting Schedule

Fall 2014:

Unless otherwise specified, the Council conducts 6 - 8 meetings per semester, every other Thursday at 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Meetings during fall 2014 will be held in Horrabin Hall 1 with a teleconference connection to WIUQC Riverfront 205.

  • September 11
  • September 25
  • October 9
  • October 23 -- Horrabin Hall 60
  • November 6
  • November 20
  • December 11

Chair, 2014-2015:   

  • Diane Sandage, Sociology and Anthropology

Members, 2014-2015:

  • Marjorie Allison, English and Journalism
  • P.K. Babu, Physics
  • Andrea Hanna, Curriculum and Instruction   
  • Magdelyn Helwig, English and Journalism
  • Joseph Kallenbach, SGA student representative 
  • John Miller, Communication
  • Russ Morgan, College of Arts and Sciences (ex-officio)
  • Nancy Parsons, Office of the Provost (ex-officio)
  • Darcy Plymire, Kinesiology
  • Diane Sandage, Sociology and Anthropology
  • Joann Sellen, Educational and Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Keva Steadman, Economics and Decision Sciences
  • Oswald Warner, Sociology and Anthropology (fall 2014)
  • Jeannie Woods, Theatre and Dance
  • Michelle Yager, UAASC (ex-officio)

Annual Reports: