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General Education Work Group

Work Group Members

  • Amy Hurd, Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Education Office of the Provost
  • Malinda Aiello, Program Director, University Registrar
  • Brian Aitken, Interim Association Director, University College
  • Dagmar Budikova, Chair (on sabbatical), Geography, Geology, and the Environment
  • Lea Cline, Associate Professor, Wonsook Kim School of Art
  • Jennifer Friberg, Interim Director, Center for Teaching, Learning & Technology
  • Rachel Gramer, Assistant Professor, English
  • Ryan Gray, Assistant to Chair, Sociology & Anthropology
  • Ann Haugo, Director, Theatre and Dance
  • Christopher Horvath, Chair, Philosophy
  • Gina Hunter, Director, Office of Student Research
  • Heather Jia, Associate Professor, Management & Quantitative Methods
  • Larissa Kennedy, Instructional Assistant Professor, Department of History
  • Juliet Lynd, Associate Professor, Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
  • Derek Meyers, Assistant Director, University Assessment Services
  • Erin Mikulec, Professor, Teaching and Learning
  • Amelia Noel-Elkins, Interim Assistant Vice President for Student Success, Office of the Provost
  • Sally Parry, Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Elisabeth Reed, Program Director, Office of Sustainability
  • Rocio Rivadeneyra, Interim Chair, Communication Science & Disorders
  • Jennifer Sharkey, Associate Professor, Milner Library
  • Cheri Simonds, Professor, Communication
  • Mehdi Sookhak, Assistant Professor, Information Technology
  • Katy Strzepek, Director, Civic Engagement
  • Erin Thomas, Director, Assessment/Engagement, Student Affairs
  • Kate Weiser, Academic Advisor, University College
  • Wendi Whitman, Interim Director, University College
  • Tina Williams, Interim Director, Honors Program
  • Gaywalee Yamskulna, Professor, Mathematics

Work Group Goals

To undertake a review of General Education at Illinois State University and provide any recommendations for program revision to the Provost.


  • Conduct focus groups to collect feedback/suggestions/concerns regarding the current General Education program.
  • Benchmark our General Education program with programs from peer institutions and with best practices in higher education.
  • Explore other possible structures and learning outcomes for the General Education program.
  • Develop new general education learning outcomes, structure, and assessment plan.

For more information, please visit the General Education Task Force.

Suggestions for this Work Group?

What would you like to see the group discuss? What are the issues/policies that you would like to see streamlined? Other questions? Please email suggestions to Provost.