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. 

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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 via Zoom for Spring 2022 semester. Please contact the Chair for a zoom link.

Spring 2022:

  • February 17
  • March 3
  • March 24
  • April 7
  • April 21
  • May 5

Chair, 2022-2023

  • Barry Birnbaum, Education

Members, 2022-2023:

  • Mari Aanenson, Biology
  • Barry Birnbaum, English (Chair)
  • Matt Gilchrist, English
  • Ryan Homer, SGA representative
  • Robert Intrieri, Psychology
  • Sherry Lindquist, Art and Design
  • Tonya Little, Communication
  • Elgin Mannion, Sociology and Anthropology 
  • Mark Mossman, Office of the Provost (ex-officio)
  • Febe Pamonag, History
  • Robert Kelly, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration
  • Jim Schmidt, College of Arts and Sciences (ex-officio)
  • Lia Petrocovici, Math and Philosophy
  • Alisha White, English
  • Michelle Yager, Advising (ex-officio)

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