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 2015:

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 2015 will be held in Horrabin Hall 60 with a teleconference connection to WIUQC Complex Room 2108.

  • September 10
  • September 24
  • October 8
  • October 22
  • November 5
  • November 19
  • December 10

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
  • TBD, SGA student representative 
  • John Miller, Communication
  • 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
  • Joann Sellen, Educational and Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Keva Steadman, Economics and Decision Sciences
  • Jeannie Woods, Theatre and Dance
  • Michelle Yager, UAASC (ex-officio)

Annual Reports: