WMU Essential Studies Course Review and Approval Committee

Charges for 2018-19

  1. Review and approve WMU Essential Studies course proposals.
  2. Collaborate with WMU Essential Studies Executive Advisory Committee to communicate WMU Essential Studies course approval requirements to departments/units to facilitate understanding and implementation.
  3. Implement assessment procedures for WMU Essential Studies courses as outlined by WMU Essential Studies Executive Advisory Committee.
  4. Assist WMU Essential Studies Director with WMU Essential Studies data collection for course approval progress.
  5. Recommend modifications of review and approval procedures (design, assessment, submission) to the WMU Essential Studies Executive Advisory Committee.

Approved by the WMU Essential Studies Executive Advisory Committee on Sept. 18, 2018

NOTE: The WMU Essential Studies Course Review and Approval Committee is expected to keep the WMU Essential Studies Executive Advisory Committee apprised of progress, especially in connection with any memorandum of action (MOA) it may develop and to give advance notice of any action the committee seeks to place on the Senate agenda, including the final text of any proposed MOA, report or resolution. The Executive Board should also be notified of substantive procedural issues addressed by the committee.

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Committee Officers

Decker Hains, Chair pro tem

Vacant, Vice Chair

Colleen Stano, Secretary

Ex Officio Member

Decker Hains
Faculty Senate Executive Board

Appointed Faculty Members

Sarah Cox (2019)
Education and Human Development

Kirsty Eisenhart (2019)
Intellectual Skills Program Advisory Committee

Beth Ernst (2019)
Business

Decker Hains (2019)
Engineering and Applied Sciences

Gina Kling (2019)
Arts and Sciences

Michele McGrady (2019)
Health and Human Services

Matilda McLean (2019)
Aviation

Ilana Nash (2019)
Arts and Sciences

Amy Naugle (2019)
Arts and Sciences

Pablo Pastrana (2019)
Arts and Sciences

Matthew Ross (2019)
Business

Kathryn Thomsen (2019)
Fine Arts

Greg Veeck (2019)
Arts and Sciences

Kathryn Wagner (2019)
Fine Arts

Kevin Wanner (2019)
Arts and Sciences

Carol Weideman (2019)
Education and Human Development

Vacant (2019)
Engineering and Applied Sciences

Vacant (2019)
Health and Human Services

Advisory Members

Diana Blouin (2019)
Arts and Sciences

Mervyn Elliott (2019)
WMU Essential Studies Director

Nick Gauthier (2019)
Fine Arts

Melinda Lockett (2019)
Health and Human Services

Richard McMullen (2019)
Exploratory Advising

Shannon Myers (2019)
Education and Human Development

David Reinhold (2019)
Associate Provost for Assessment and Undergraduate Studies

Tammi Smith (2019)
Engineering and Applied Sciences

Colleen Stano (2019)
Business

Sharon VanDyken (2019)
Aviation

Ashleigh Watson (2019)
Honors College