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 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 Horrabin Hall 60 with a teleconference connection to WIUQC Complex Room 2108, with the exception of the March 3 meeting, which will be held in Horrabin Hall 1. 

Spring 2016:

  • February 4 -- Cancelled 
  • February 18
  • March 3 -- Horrabin Hall 1 
  • March 24
  • April 7
  • April 21
  • May 5 


Chair, 2015-2016:   

  • Marjorie Allison, English

Members, 2015-2016:

  • Marjorie Allison, English
  • P.K. Babu, Physics
  • Krista Bowers Sharpe, University Libraries
  • Erik Brooks, African American Studies
  • Jongnam Choi, Geography
  • Rumen Dimitrov, Mathematics 
  • Keva Hibbert, Economics and Decision Sciences
  • 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
  • Shavez Rosenthal, SGA student representative
  • Jeannie Woods, Theatre and Dance
  • Michelle Yager, UAASC (ex-officio)
  • David Zanolla, Communication

Annual Reports: