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ULEC Meeting Agenda

The University Liberal Education Committee is responsible for developing criteria and intended learning outcomes for the liberal education core: the core includes General Education and other university-wide course/experience requirements outside the major/minor. It is responsible for recommending such criteria and intended learning outcomes to the Academic Policies Committee and to the University Senate. It serves as the coordinating body for university liberal education reform efforts.

The Committee is responsible for:

  • Periodic review of university graduation requirements outside the major/minor
  • Development of criteria for inclusion of courses and high impact practices in the liberal education core
  • Periodic review of existing course offerings of the liberal education core for re-approval 
  • Working with the Office of Academic Affairs to annually evaluate liberal education core effectiveness in achieving the liberal education goals as passed by the University Senate.


  1. Faculty representatives as follows: seven from the College of Arts and Sciences; two from the College of Business; two from the College of Education and Human Sciences; two from the College of Nursing and Health Sciences; and one from the Library (ex officio and non-voting)
  2. One Academic Staff representative (ex officio and non-voting)
  3. Provost/Vice Chancellor or Designee (ex officio and non-voting)
  4. One student

Elected by/from the College of Arts and Sciences

  • Marc Goulet (2015), Professor, Department of Mathematics, Chair of the Committee
  • Stephen Drucker (2015), Professor, Department of Chemistry
  • Phillip Ihinger (2015), Professor, Department of Geology
  • Thomas Kemp (2017), Associate Professor, Department of Economics
  • Gretchen Peters (2017), Professor, Department of Music and Theatre Arts
  • Alexander Smith (2016), Professor and Chair, Department of Mathematics
  • Martin Wood (2016), Professor, Department of English

Elected by/from the College of Nursing and Health Sciences

  • Rose Jadack (Spring 2015), Professor and Chair, for Cheryl Brandt (2017), Associate Professor, Department of Nursing
  • Angela Stombaugh (2016), Associate Professor, Department of Nursing; and Director of CETL

Elected by/from the College of Education and Human Sciences

  • Mickey Kolis (2015), Professor, Department of Education Studies
  • Marie Stadler (2016), Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Elected by/from the College of Business

  • Anthony Keys (2016), Associate Professor, Department of Information Systems
  • William Miller (2017), Associate Professor, Department of Accounting and Finance

Elected by/from Academic Staff

  • Laurel Kieffer (2015), Coordinator, Title III (ex officio and non-voting)

Elected by/from the Library

  • Robin Miller (2015), Reference and Instruction Librarian-Government Publications, McIntyre Library (ex officio and non-voting)

Appointed by Student Senate

  • Abigail Kielman, Student Representative

Provost or Designee

  • Mike Carney, Associate Vice Chancellor for Curriculum, Internationalization, and Immersion (ex officio and non-voting)


  • Sarah Forcier, Program Assistant for Academic Affairs