Ad Hoc General Education Committee

Committee charges

  • Examine Western Michigan University's current general education program in light of recent innovations in such programs around the country in order to determine if changes should be recommended. The committee may want to consider findings from the Association of American Colleges and Universities and programs at similar institutions that have been described as innovative and effective.
  • Examine the learning outcomes that should be addressed by the general education program. This includes an examination of WMU's current outcomes and those of other innovative programs.
  • Recommend ways in which to better integrate the general education learning outcomes across disciplines and curricula.
  • Recommend ways in which to help students appreciate the goals of the general education program.
  • Recommend a system by which the general education program can be assessed with the purpose of continual improvement.


Self-Study Report

Supporting Document for MOA


Committee OfficerS

Bruce Ferrin, Co-Chair

Dan Jacobson, Co-Chair

Appointed Faculty Members

Linda Dove
Family and Consumer Sciences

Bruce Ferrin

Leigh Ford

John Geiser
Biological Sciences

Harold Glasser
Environmental and Sustainability Studies

Decker Hains
Military Science and Leadership

Duane Hampton

Sarah Hill

Dan Jacobson

Molly Lynde-Recchia
World Languages and Literatures

David Paul

Staci Perryman-Clark

Dianna Sachs

Kevin Wanner
Comparative Religion

Carol Weideman
Human Performance and Health Education

Appointed Administrative / Staff Members

Eli Collins Brown
Office of Faculty Development

Deveta Gardner
Career and Student Employment Services

Kevin Knutson
Arts and Sciences Advising

Deanne Puca
University Relations

David Reinhold
Associate Provost for Assessment and Undergraduate Studies

Toni Woolfork-Barnes
First-Year Experience Programs

Student MemberS

Elizabeth Blasko
Western Student Association

Matthew Bracey
Western Student Association

Lucas Funk
Western Student Association