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All meetings are being held in Murphy Library, Room 150.

  • Fri., Jan. 12, 2018
    1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
  • Thurs., Jan. 18, 2018
    9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Strategic Planning

These are the key findings and recommendations from a team of UWL faculty, including some who attended a national workshop on general education sponsored by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). The Faculty Senate invites campus constituents to review the work included on this page to help create a common foundation regarding an examination of UWL's General Education Program.


Click here to view proposals.

We value your opinion! Here are 3 ways to give us your feedback...

  1. Attend an open forum (dates and times above)
  2. Click here to fill out the Comments or Suggestions survey
  3. Contact a member of the Gen Ed Working Group (listed below)

General Education Working Group Membership

  1. Colin Belby* (Geography & Earth Science; GEC)
  2. Sam Cocks* (Philosophy; GEC)
  3. Natalie Eschenbaum (English; SEC)
  4. Anne Galbraith (Biology; SEC)
  5. Tav Hawkins* (Physics; Faculty Senate)
  6. Shelley Hay* (Global Cultures & Languages—formerly Modern Languages)
  7. Heather Hulett (Mathematics & Statistics)
  8. Lauren Mason (Student Association Vice President)
  9. John Nunley (Economics; Faculty Senate)
  10. Kenneth Shonk (History; SoE affiliation)    

* Members who attended the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Institute on General Education and Assessment in Chicago.

Informational Readings

  1. Gaston, P. L., & Gaff, J. G. (2009). Revising General Education - and Avoiding the Potholes. Association of American Colleges and Universities.
  2. Hanstedt, P. (2012). General Education Essentials: A Guide for College Faculty. John Wiley & Sons. In particular the first two chapters: Structuring General Education and Some Examples of Integrative Curricular Models.
  3. Rising to the LEAP Challenge 
  4. PowerPoint AAC&U High-Impact Practices that focuses on general education.
  5. Resources made available from the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).
  6. General Education AAC&U Action Team Overview, Summary and Notes.
  7. GEC Report on Size and Purpose of UWL General Education Program, Spring 2017

General Education Working Group Timeline





Chicago Institute Team
• Prep meetings
• Required Readings
• Shared

• IGEA group meets with FS Chair, Vice Chair and Transformational Ed Content Liaisons (Provost and T. Dale)

GE Working Group Meeting #1 and #2- Establish group's plan/process
• Design feedback
• Notify August meeting members
• Web design/ rollout

Campus Leaders Mtg. - August 28
• Mission
• Vision
• Priorities





GE Working Group
• Final draft of priorities and potential model from campus wide meeting
• Campus feedback plan
• Open forums - late Sept. (2)
GE Working Group work
• Continue campus feedback
• Draft of proposal model(s)
• Open forum - early/mid-Oct. (1); late Oct. (1)
• GE Working Group completed proposal model(s)
• Proposal submitted to Faculty Senate

• Implemen-tation plan
• Begin implementation