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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 are charged by the Idaho State Board of Education (SBOE) with creating and shaping policies and outcomes to be used and implemented by all public post-secondary institutions that govern general education matriculation (GEM) standards for ISU’s Objectives 1 thru 6.  GERC learns from ISU's faculty appointees on the State-wide Discipline Groups what SBOE's stance is regarding general education, and this helps to guide GERC's efforts.

  • 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 2021-22

MEMBER NAME
COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY
TERM EXPIRES
PHONE

Jennifer Attebery

ARTS & LETTERS: Fine Arts/Humanities

May 2022

ext. 1315

Erika Fulton

ARTS & LETTERS: Social & Behavioral Sciences

May 2023

ext. 3247

Joanne Tokle
(Vice Chair)

BUSINESS

May 2024

ext. 2934

Shu-Yuan Lin

EDUCATION

May 2023

ext. 3185

Cathy Gray

LIBRARY

May 2024

est. 7849

Ben Crosby

SCIENCE & ENGR: BioSciences/Chemistry/GeoSciences

May 2022

ext. 3565

DeWayne Derryberry
(Executive Secretary)

SCIENCE & ENGR: Math/Engr/Physics/ComputerScience

May 2023

ext. 4474

Matt Wilson
(
Chair)

TECHNOLOGY

May 2022

ext. 3200

vacant

DIV. HEALTH SCIENCES

May 2024

ext. 1117

vacant

DIV. HEALTH SCIENCES (Pharmacy)

May 2023

 ext.

 vacant

ASISU

May 2022

ext. 3435

 

Ex-Officio, Non-Voting

Margaret Johnson

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS OFFICE

ext. 2531

Ann Hackert

PROGRAM REVIEW & ASSESSMENT

ext. 3520

Joann Trimmer

REGISTRAR'S OFFICE

ext. 2599

Sacha Johnson

INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY SERVICES

ext. 3954

Abbey Hadlich

ACADEMIC ADVISING

ext. 4653

Carmen Febles

CURRICULUM COUNCIL (UCC) VICE CHAIR or DESIGNEE

ext. 1014

Catherine Read

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

ext. 4956

 

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

Objective 1: Written Communication -- Hal Hellwig and Margaret Johnson

Objective 2: Oral Communication -- James DiSanza

Objective 3: Mathematical Ways of Knowing -- Xiao Xia (Jessica) Xie and Don Allen

Objective 4: Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing --Tom Klein and Ryan Babcock

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

Objective 6: Social and Behavioral Ways of Knowing -- Kevin Marsh and Erika Fulton

 

State General Education Committee Member -- Cindy Hill

UCC Voting Members 2021-22

MEMBER NAME
COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY
TERM EXPIRES
PHONE

Carmen Febles
(Chair)

ARTS & LETTERS: Fine Arts/Humanities

May 2023 ext. 1014
Ines Jindra

ARTS & LETTERS: Social & Behavioral Sciences

May 2024 ext. 3369

Steven Byers

BUSINESS May 2022 ext. 4509

Joanne Toevs

EDUCATION May 2022 ext. 4479

Ben Bolin

LIBRARY May 2024 ext. 4582

Janet Loxterman
(sabbatical replacement for Barbara Frank )

SCIENCE & ENGR: BioSciences/Chemistry/GeoSciences May 2023 ext. 6167 

Randa Kress

SCIENCE & ENGR: Math/Engr/Physics/ComputerSci May 2024 ext. 3176
Steven Clay
(Vice Chair)

TECHNOLOGY

May 2022 ext. 3262
Wesley Usyak

TECHNOLOGY

May 2023 ext. 4142

Wendy Mickelsen

DIV. HEALTH SCIENCES May 2022 ext. 2112

 LaVona Andrew 
(Executive Secretary)

DIV. HEALTH SCIENCES May 2023 ext. 1945

 Shanna O'Connor

DIV. HEALTH SCIENCES: Pharmacy May 2024 220-4680
vacant 

ASISU

May 2022 ext. 3435

Ex-Officio, Non-Voting Members

Margaret Johnson ACADEMIC AFFAIRS OFFICE ext. 4945
Sarah Mead REGISTRAR'S OFFICE ext. 5273
Ivory Fort REGISTRAR'S OFFICE - eCatalog Editor ext. 4963
Buck Benson CENTRAL ACADEMIC ADVISING OFFICE ext. 2663
Tiffany Mitchell COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY STUDENT SERVICES ext. 2622
Catherine Read RECORDING SECRETARY/ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT ext. 4956