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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 2018-19

MEMBER NAME
COLLEGE CONSTITUENCY
TERM EXPIRES
PHONE

Jim Skidmore
(Chair)

ARTS & LETTERS: Fine Arts/Humanities

May 2019

ext. 3160

Katy Kole de Peralta

ARTS & LETTERS: Social & Behavioral Sciences

May 2020

ext. 2379

 

BUSINESS

May 2021

ext. 3588

Shu-Yuan Lin

EDUCATION

May 2020

ext. 3185

 

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


vacant

DIV. HEALTH SCIENCES

May 2021

ext. 

 

DIV. HEALTH SCIENCES (Pharmacy)

May 2020

ext. 1841

 

ASISU

May 2019

ext. 3435

 

Ex-Officio, Non-Voting

Joann Tokle

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS OFFICE

ext. 2934

Sarah Mead

REGISTRAR'S OFFICE

ext. 5273

Mark Cooper

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 Diana Livingston Friedley

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
  ARTS & LETTERS: Social & Behavioral Sciences May 2021 ext. 

Bob Houghton
(Chair)

BUSINESS May 2019 ext. 4932

Joanne Toevs

EDUCATION May 2019 ext. 4479



LIBRARY May 2021 ext. 

Lisa Goss

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

 

SCIENCE & ENGR: Math/Engr/Physics/ComputerSci May 2021 ext. 
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

 

DIV. HEALTH SCIENCES May 2020 ext. 

 

DIV. HEALTH SCIENCES: Pharmacy May 2021 ext.
  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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