The Commons Program will be administered by the Director of the General EducationProgram. To maintain accountability at this level, the Provost will make the appoint-ment of the General Education Director, in consultation with the faculty. The Directorwill:• chair the Commons Steering Committee• identify Commons instructors• manage course schedules• conduct annual program assessment• sponsor faculty enrichment• develop resources• manage the program’s budget• communicate general education plans and goals The director also works with faculty across the college to ensure that the general educa-tion learning outcomes are integrated into courses in the major fields of study.
Commons Steering Committee:
The Commons Steering committee is composed of the following staff and faculty mem-bers:• the Director of General Education• the Director of Advising• the Director of the Library (or designated representative)• the Director of the Center for Civic Advancement• one Arts and Humanities faculty representative• one Natural Sciences faculty representative• one Social Science faculty representative• one at-large faculty representativeThis committee helps maintain the academic integrity, quality and coherence of the corecurriculum by reviewing syllabi, collecting assessment information and advising theGeneral Education Director in the management of the Commons Program. The commit-tee also serves as a liaison to the faculty and administration.