University Studies Council


Charge:   All policy matters affecting the University Studies program and all proposals for new courses or changes in the treatment of the University Studies Objectives in existing courses.  The Council also advises the Dean of the School of University Studies concerning matters affecting the quality and development of the program, resource allocations, and review and assessment procedures.  The Dean of the School of University Studies chairs the Council.
Membership:   Composed of two faculty representatives elected by each college council. (Per Faculty Handbook policy, "Faculty members who serve full terms on University Standing Committees cannot succeed themselves.) One representative elected by each of the following:  the Library faculty, Enrollment Management, and two representatives elected by Student Government.  Faculty serve three-year terms and the Enrollment Management and student representatives serve one-year terms.  Non-rotating members are the Dean of the School of University Studies and the Registrar.
Reports to:  Dean of the School of University Studies
Non-rotating Members: 

N/R Frank Barrios, Dean, School of University Studies
N/R Sandy Hinkle, Registrar


AY 2014-2015  Shawn Guiling, Liberal Arts
AY 2014-2016  Claudia Ruediger, Kent Library
AY 2014-2016  Wendy Cooper, Science, Technology & Agriculture
AY 2014-2016  John Cherry, Business
AY 2014-2016  Lynn Moore, Health & Human Services
AY 2014-2016  Gerri Goldman, Health & Human Services
AY 2014-2016  Amy Freshwater, Education
AY 2015-2017 Rachel Morgan Theall, Science, Technology & Agriculture
AY 2015-2017 Lori Mueller, Business
AY 2015-2017 Joel Rhodes, Liberal Arts
AY 2015-2017 David Stader, Education

Enrollment Management & Student Success: AY 2015  Valdis Zalite
Student Representative:  AY 2015 Jacquelyn Bruno
AY 2015 Marissa New
Chair:   Wayne Bowen, Director of University Studies



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