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General Education Standing Committee

Membership: All members of the committee will be appointed by the provost in consultation with the Provost’s Council and faculty senate president. Members will serve 3 year terms and can serve two consecutive terms. When consecutive terms have been served, a three-year break must occur before serving again.

Membership includes 4 faculty from the college of arts and letters, two of whom must be from written and oral communication disciplines; 2 faculty from the college of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, ensuring that one faculty member will be from the math department; 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. Among the members, at least one will be a faculty member assigned to APC@FC. 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. 2 non-voting committee advisors-Vice Provost/Associate VP Academic Affairs and Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment.

Description: The committee will have responsibility for ensuring that critical competencies (written communication, oral communication, math skills, and critical thinking skills) are evaluated. The committee will also address development of APSU’s student learning outcomes. In addition, the committee will review and vote on all changes and additions to university core courses and will advise the University Curriculum Committee for their final decision. An annual report will be provided to the provost regarding progress in meeting goals to instill in students the four critical competencies.

(Approver: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs)

2020-2021 Membership:

Name Area Department Service Term*
Karen Meisch Dean, Past Chair CoSTEM ex officio
Kakali Chakrabarti Faculty, CoAL Communication - Oral Discipline 2020-2023
Audrey Bullock Faculty, CoSTEM, Co-chair Mathematics 2018-2021
Gilbert Pitts Faculty, CoSTEM Biology 2020-2023
Mercy Cannon Faculty, CoAL Languages & Literature - Written discipline 2018-2021
Christina Chester-Fangman Faculty, Library Research and Instruction 2020-2023
Lesley Davidson Faculty, CoB Accounting, Finance and Economics 2018-2021
Dzavid Dzanic Faculty, CoAL History and Philosophy 2018-2021
James Prescott Faculty at FC, CoBHS Criminal Justice 2019-2022
Anthony Sanders Faculty, CoE Educational Specialties 2019-2022
Kristen Sienkiewicz Faculty, CoAL, Co-chair Music 2019-2022
David Steele Faculty, CoBHS Sociology 2019-2022
Amanda Wornhoff Committee Advisor Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment ex-officio
Lynne Crosby Committee Advisor Vice Provost and Associate VP for Academic Affairs ex-officio

*Appointment is September through August
If you have questions, concerns or would like more information about the General Education Standing Committee, please contact:

Audrey Bullock, Co-chair
Email: bullocka@apsu.edu or
Kristen Sienkiewicz, Co-chair
Email: sienkiewiczk@apsu.edu