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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

Spring 2014:

Unless otherwise specified, the Council conducts 6 - 8 meetings per semester, every other Thursday at 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Horrabin Hall 60 (connected to Quad Cities)

  • January 30
  • February 13 -- CANCELLED
  • February 27
  • March 20
  • April 3
  • April 17
  • May 1

Chair, 2013-2014:   

  • Diane Sandage, Sociology and Anthropology

Members, 2013-2014:

  • Marjorie Allison, English and Journalism
  • Irina Andreeva, Mathematics
  • Cheryl Bailey, Communication
  • Rumen Dimitrov, Mathematics
  • Magdelyn Helwig, English and Journalism
  • Keith Holz, Art
  • Yin- Chi Liao, Management and Marketing
  • Russ Morgan, College of Arts and Sciences (ex-officio)
  • Nancy Parsons, Office of the Provost (ex-officio)
  • Thomas Sadler, Economics and Decision Sciences (Fall 2013)
  • Diane Sandage, Sociology and Anthropology
  • Joann Sellen, Educational and Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Keva Steadman, Economics and Decision Sciences (Spring 2014)
  • Oswald Warner, Sociology and Anthropology
  • Brian Wehde, SGA student representative
  • Michelle Yager, UAASC (ex-officio)
  • Dean Zoerink, Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration

Annual Reports: