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General Studies Council

Wendy Hultsman (fall 2018)
Caroline Harrison (spring 2019)

This is a decision-making council for the continuing implementation and development of the comprehensive University General Studies Program of courses required of all undergraduate students. The council, which is advisory to the university provost, prepares and maintains the general studies course listings published in the General Catalog and the semester Schedule of Classes for use by students, advisors and faculty. These publications contain general studies requirements and approved program courses. The council is appointed by and responsible to the university provost. The student member is appointed by the president on the recommendation of the vice president for university and student initiatives.

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Cultural Diversity Subcommittee:

  • Megan Gorvin Short
  • Wendy Hultsman*
  • Manisha Master

Global Awareness Subcommittee:

  • Charlotte Armbruster*
  • Kristen Parrish
  • Martha Cocchiarella

Historical Awareness Subcommittee:

  • Jason Bruner
  • Julie Holston*
  • Mark Tebeau
  • Matt Simonton

Humanities, Arts and Design Subcommittee:

  • Bertha Manninen
  • Peter Schmidt
  • Aaron Hess
  • Helene Ossipov* 

Literacy and Critical Inquiry Subcommittee:

  • Jessica Early*
  • Patience Akpan
  • Julia Himberg

Mathematical Studies Subcommittee:

  • Michelle Zandieh (18-19)
  • Caroline Harrison*
  • Michelle (Mickey) Mancenido

Natural Sciences Subcommittee:

  • Tamiko Azuma*
  • Darryl Morrell 
  • Steve Semken

Social-Behavioral Sciences Subcommittee:

  • Katherine Antonucci (ongoing)
  • Michael Mokwa
  • Perla Vargas

Community College representative(s):

  • Julie Holston, MCCCD Representative

 Council of Academic Advisors Representative(s):

  • Megan Gorvin Short (Cultural Diversity Subcommittee)
  • Manisha Master (Social-Behavioral Sciences Subcommittee)

Student member:

  • to be determined

Ex officio:

  • senate president

*Subcommittee chair