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

VACANT                                                                     Chemistry

VACANT                                                                     Philosophy and Religion

Lorien Foot                                                                History                                  2015

VACANT                                                                     Political Science

VACANT                                                                     Music

VACANT                                                                     University College             

College Representatives

VACANT                                                                       ED

VACANT                                                                       LA

VACANT                                                                       BUS

Susan Gatto                                                                HBS                                2015

Carey Smitherman                                                    FAC                                2015

Charles Watson                                                         NSM                               2015

Student Representatives:




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:  7/28/14