General Education Council

General Education Council Meetings 2019-2020

NOTE:  All meetings are held in Room 244 Anne Belk Hall, beginning at 3:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted.  The meeting dates are:

  • September 27, 2019 (Proposals must be submitted to the Gen Ed office from the Deans'/College offices by August 15, 2019)  
  • October 25, 2019 (Proposals must be submitted to the Gen Ed office from the Deans'/College offices by September 15, 2019)  
  • November 22, 2019 (Proposals must be submitted to the Gen Ed office from the Deans'/College offices by October 15, 2019) 
  • No December meeting
  • January 24, 2020 (Proposals must be submitted to the Gen Ed office from the Deans'/College offices by Fall 2019 Reading Day)**  
  • February 28, 2020 (Proposals must be submitted to the Gen Ed office from the Deans'/College offices by January 15, 2020)   
  • March 20, 2020 (Proposals must be submitted to the Gen Ed office from the Deans'/College offices by February 15, 2020
  • April 24, 2020 (Proposals must be submitted to the Gen Ed office from the Dean's/College offices by March 15, 2020)

**The January 24, 2020 General Education Council meeting is the deadline for having proposals approved for General Education credit in the 2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin and the 2020-2021 General Education Checksheet.   Proposals approved after January 24, 2020 will not be added to the Undergraduate Bulletin or General Education Checksheet until 2021-2022.  If you wish to have your course carry General Education credit in the 2020-2021 Bulletin and General Education Checksheet, your Dean's Office must submit your Part C proposal to the General Education office by December 6, 2019.

Members of General Education Council 2019-2020

Voting Members

  • Dr. Ted Zerucha, Director of General Education and Chair of General Education Council (zeruchat@appstate.edu)
  • Dr. Rick Klima (MAT), Director of First Year Seminar (klimare@appstate.edu)
  • Dr. Vicky Klima, Chair of Quantitative Literacy Committee (klimavw@appstate.edu)
  • TBD, Chair of Wellness Literacy Committee (@appstate.edu)
  • TBD, Chair of Fine Arts Designation Committee (@appstate.edu)
  • TBD, Chair of Literary Studies Designation Committee (@appstate.edu)
  • TBD, Chair of Historical Studies Designation Committee (@appstate.edu)
  • Dr. Robert Brown, Chair of Social Science Designation Committee (brownrn@appstate.edu)
  • TBD, Chair of Science Inquiry Perspective Committee (@appstate.edu)
  • Dr. Georgia Rhoades (WAC), Director of Writing Across the Curriculum (rhoadesgd@appstate.edu)
  • Ms. Kelly Rhodes (LIB), Library Representative (rhodeskc@appstate.edu)
  • TBD, Chair of Liberal Studies Experience Committee (@appstate.edu)
  • TBD, Chair of the Integrative Learning Experience Committee (@appstate.edu)
  • Ms. Melissa Lesbines, Hayes School of Music at-large delegate (lesbinesma@appstate.edu)
  • Dr. Abhi Ramalingam, Walker College of Business at-large delegate (ramalingama@appstate.edu)
  • TBD, SGA Representative
  • TBD, SGA Representative 

Non-Voting Liaisons

Liaisons from Advising, the Registrar's Office, Academic Affairs, and Institutional Research, Assessment and Planning

Responsibilities of General Education Council

The General Education Council is responsible for providing vision for the general education program. Members review and approve general education themes, courses, and policies that are referred by the Faculty Coordinating Committees and submit their approvals to the Academic Policies and Procedures Committee.  The Council also guides assessment of the General Education Program.  Meetings are open to the entire campus community.  To access proposal forms and learn more about the proposal process, visit the forms page.

Approved Meeting Minutes