General Education Council


  1. To review the current general education program and make appropriate recommendations to the Council of Deans.
  2. To review and recommend to the Council of Deans new and revised general education curricula proposed by the various departments and colleges.
  3. To initiate and recommend policies and procedures relevant to general education requirements.

Annual Report and Presentation:

The Faculty Senate requests that this committee provide a written report to the Faculty Senate by October 1 of each year. This report should summarize the body´s activities during the prior year, provide appropriate statistics and data, and outline long-range planning for the following year. This report should be approved by the membership of the committee. The chair of this committee shall contact the President of the Faculty Senate to schedule a presentation to the full Senate by this same date.


  1. Six full-time faculty serve as general education representatives elected by all full-time faculty from among faculty who have taught in the general education program within the last two years. No more than one representative from each department or general education area may serve.
  2. Six  tenured or tenure-track faculty serve as college representatives. The full-time faculty within each of the six colleges elect a representative.
  3. Two students are invited to serve on the council representing the Student Government Association.
  4. The following serve as ex-officio, non-voting members

(1)      Associate Provost designated by the Provost

(2)      Director of the Library (or designee)

The director of the General Education Program serves as the chair of the General Education Council.  The council elects its secretary. Each council member serves three years on a rotating basis for each of the first two categories.


Conrad Shumaker                                                       Director of General Education Permanent

Kurt Boniecki                                                               Associate Provost                   Permanent

General Education Representatives

Katelyn Knox                                                              World Languages             2015

Lori Isom                                                                    Chemistry                           2013

Jim Deitrick                                                                Philosophy and Religion 2014

Lorien Foot                                                                History                                  2015

Mary Beth Sullivan                                                    Political Science                2014

Kondwani Phwandaphwanda                               Music                                    2013

Carl Olds                                                                   University College             2013

College Representatives

Lisa Daniels                                                                ED                                 2013

Jeff Allender                                                                 LA                                  2014

Joe McGarrity                                                              BUS                                2014

Susan Gatto                                                                HBS                                2015

Carey Smitherman                                                    FAC                                2015

Charles Watson                                                         NSM                               2015

Student Representatives:

Jarred Turner                                                                                                      2013

Colby Qualls                                                                                                        2013

Renee Le Beau-Ford                             Torreyson Library Director or Designee   Permanent

Wendy Castro                                          Director of Assessment                              Permanent

Meetings: X-period the first Tuesday of each month. On all other times as needed.

Reports to: Provost

Send minutes to:  Chair of the Committee on Committees

Edited:  10/15/2012