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General Education Standing Committee

Membership: All members of the committee will be appointed by the Provost in consultation with the Deans and Faculty Senate President. 

Membership includes 2 faculty from the College of Arts and Letters, 2 faculty from the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, ensuring that one faculty member will be from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics; 2 faculty from the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences; 1 faculty from College of Business; 1 faculty from College of Education; 1 faculty from the Library, and 1 faculty from Faculty Senate. Membership also includes faculty coordinators for each general education competency, which are appointed by the Provost in consultation with the Deans. The committee is led by 2 co-chairs drawn from faculty members on the committee and recommended by the Provost. 1 Dean from one of the academic colleges will serve as ex-officio. The committee also includes 2 non-voting committee advisors: Senior Vice Provost and Associate Vice President Academic Affairs and Assistant Provost Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment, as well as 1 non-voting representative from each of the following areas, appointed by the Provost: Student Success and Curriculum.

Terms of Service: Members will serve three-year terms and can serve two consecutive terms. When consecutive terms have been served, a three-year break must occur before serving again.

Description: The General Education Committee reviews and votes on all changes and additions to university general education courses and general education policies.  Decisions of the General Education Committee on courses and policies require additional review and vote of the University Curriculum Committee and other bodies, as required by university policies and procedures.  

The General Education Committee is also responsible for overseeing the assessment of university-level general education competencies, including communication with faculty teaching general education courses; review and approval of assessment plans for general education courses; meta-analysis of data on student learning for each competency; and review, approval, and communication of action plans based on general education assessment results. An annual report will be provided to the Provost regarding progress in assessing and improving student  learning related to the university-level general education competencies. The chair of this committee is responsible for preparing documents and/or presentations for the pre-semester calendar.  This committee may convene during August.

(Approver: Provost/SVPAA)

2024-2025 Membership:

Name Title Department/Area Service Term*
Marisa Sikes Faculty, CoAL Languages and Literature 2024-2027
Kakali Chakrabarti Faculty, CoAL, Oral Communication Pillar Coordinator Communication 2022-2025
Cate LiaBraaten Faculty, CoAL History and Philosophy 2024-2027
Jenny Harris Faculty, Library Library 2023-2026
Melynda Connor Faculty, CoB Management and Marketing 2024-2027
Gregory Ridenour Faculty, CoSTEM  Earth and Environmental Sciences 2024-2027
Nicholas Kirby Faculty, CoSTEM Mathematics and Statistics 2023-2026
Emily Pica Faculty, CoBHS Psychological Science and Counseling 2022-2025
Adrienne Wilk Faculty, CoBHS Nursing 2024-2027
Adam Attwood Faculty, CoE Teaching and Learning 2022-2025
John Phillips Faculty, CoBHS
Critical Reasoning Pillar Coordinator
Political Science and Public Management 2024-2027
Katherine Honea Faculty, CoAL
Global Perspective Pillar Coordinator
Languages and Literature 2024-2027
Barbara Lee Gray Faculty, CoAL
Connection and Reflection Pillar Coordinator
Languages and Literature 2023-2026
Kristen Sienkiewicz Faculty, CoAL
(Faculty Senate Representative)
Music 2022-2025
Amanda Wornhoff Assistant Provost Instiutional Effectiveness and Assessment Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment
(Committee Advisor)
Tucker Brown Senior Vice Provost and Associate Vice President Academic Affairs Academic Affairs
(Committee Advisor)
Buzz Hoon Dean CoAL ex officio
Keely Mohon-Doyle Faculty, CoAL, Written Communication Pillar Coordinator Languages and Literature 2022-2025
Loretta Griffy Dean University College 2024-2027
Jasmine O'Brien Curriculum Coordinator Academic Affairs Permanent