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GERC Members & State Gen Ed Reps

General Education at ISU is governed by State policy, regional accreditation requirements, and internal academic standards to ensure students get a well-rounded, high-quality educational foundation on which to build their academic goals.

  • ISU’s General Education Requirements Committee (GERC) oversees ISU’s General Education Program.
    • GERC members are faculty elected by their college colleagues.  GERC, a subcommittee of UCC, reviews and approves all gen ed courses and assessment plans, guides the assessment process, and periodically evaluates ISU’s General Education Program as a whole.

  • State-wide Gen Ed Discipline Groups govern general education matriculation (GEM) standards for ISU’s Objectives 1 thru 6.
    • Consisting of faculty representatives from Idaho’s universities and colleges, the Discipline Groups establish the learning outcomes for each of the 6 GEM Objectives.

  • ISU’s Undergraduate Curriculum Council (UCC) oversees ISU’s Undergraduate course offerings and program curriculum.
    • UCC members are faculty elected by their college peers to review and approve all undergraduate course information and degree program curriculum published in the Undergraduate Catalog, including general education courses.

GERC Membership 2017-18

MEMBER NAME
COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY
TERM EXPIRES
PHONE

Jim Skidmore
(Vice Chair)

ARTS & LETTERS: Fine Arts/Humanities

May 2019

ext. 3160

Katy Kole de Peralta

ARTS & LETTERS: Social & Behavioral Sciences

May 2020

ext. 2379

Neil Tocher

BUSINESS

May 2018

ext. 3588

Shu-Yuan Lin

EDUCATION

May 2020

ext. 3185

Sandra Shropshire
(Chair)

LIBRARY

May 2018

est. 2671

Andy Holland

SCIENCE & ENGR: BioSciences/Chemistry/GeoSciences

May 2019

ext. 4278

Leonid Hanin

SCIENCE & ENGR: Math/Engr/Physics/ComputerScience

May 2020

ext. 3293

Matt Wilson

TECHNOLOGY

May 2019

ext. 3200

Cara Esplin
(Secretary)

DIV. HEALTH SCIENCES

May 2018

ext. 4156

vacant

DIV. HEALTH SCIENCES (Pharmacy)

May 2020

ext. 

Kaitlyn Jewkes

ASISU

May 2018

ext. 3435

 

Ex-Officio, Non-Voting

Joann Tokle

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS OFFICE

ext. 2934

Sarah Mead

REGISTRAR'S OFFICE

ext. 5273

Lori Austill

INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY SERVICES

ext. 3983

Susanne Forrest

ACADEMIC ADVISING

ext. 4062

Susan Belliston

CURRICULUM COUNCIL (UCC) VICE CHAIR or DESIGNEE

ext. 3278

Catherine Read

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

ext. 4956

ISU Faculty Representatives on SBOE's Gen Ed Disciplinary Groups:

Objective 1: Written Communication -- Hal Hellwig and Lydia Wilkes

Objective 2: Oral Communication -- James DiSanza

Objective 3: Mathematical Ways of Knowing -- Robert Fisher and Jim Wolper

Objective 4: Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing --Tom Klein and Pat Brooks

Objective 5: Scientific Ways of Knowing -- Eddie Tatar and Andy Holland

Objective 6: Social and Behavioral Ways of Knowing -- Gesine Hearn and Erin Rasmussen

 

State General Education Committee Member -- Joanne Tokle

UCC Voting Members 2017-18

MEMBER NAME
COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY
TERM EXPIRES
PHONE
Carmen Febles ARTS & LETTERS: Fine Arts/Humanities May 2020 ext. 3043
Brian Attebery ARTS & LETTERS: Social & Behavioral Sciences May 2018 ext. 2537

Bob Houghton
(Chair)

BUSINESS May 2019 ext. 3040

Joanne Toevs

EDUCATION May 2019 ext. 4479

Spencer Jardine
(
Secretary) 

LIBRARY May 2018 ext. 5609

Lisa Goss

SCIENCE & ENGR: BioSciences/Chemistry/GeoSciences May 2020 ext. 2542

Mary Hofle 

SCIENCE & ENGR: Math/Engr/Physics/ComputerSci May 2018 ext. 3148
Geoffrey Bennett TECHNOLOGY May 2019 ext. 3200
Weldon Hill  TECHNOLOGY May 2020 ext. 3897

Susan Belliston
(
Vice Chair)

DIV. HEALTH SCIENCES May 2019 ext. 3278

Laura McKnight

DIV. HEALTH SCIENCES May 2020 ext. 2961

James Lai

DIV. HEALTH SCIENCES: Pharmacy May 2018 ext. 2275
Samuel D'Amico  ASISU May 2018 ext. 3435

Ex-Officio, Non-Voting Members

Joanne Tokle ACADEMIC AFFAIRS OFFICE ext. 2934
Chris Hunt REGISTRAR'S OFFICE ext. 4946
Emily White REGISTRAR'S OFFICE: eCatalog Editor ext. 4963
JoAnn Hertz CENTRAL ACADEMIC ADVISING OFFICE ext. 4601
Corey Zink COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY STUDENT SERVICES ext. 2622
Catherine Read RECORDING SECRETARY/ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT ext. 4956

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