Liberal Studies Committee


The UNIVERSITY POLICIES: Committees and Councils section of the Policy File details the areas on which Committee members focus - specifically:

  • development of policy, program, and curricular proposals.
  • review of other policy and curriculum proposals that affect the Liberal Studies program.

The Committee holds primary responsibility for recommending policy and program changes, and may request the assistance of external specialists.

This Committee has a membership of 10:

  • Four faculty who have taught in the Liberal Studies program - one each from English and speech, mathematics and natural sciences, fine arts and humanities, and social and behavioral sciences
  • Coordinator of Liberal Studies, who shall serve as Chair
  • Dean of the College of Education
  • Director of the School of Teacher Education
  • Chair of Dual Language and English Learner Education
  • Director of the University Advising Center
  • One student (majoring in Liberal Studies)

Roster / AY 2019-20

Major Academic Unit
(or Ex Officio Position)
Name (*Senator) Term Ends Appt. Date Department
Chair and Coordinator of Liberal Studies Loh-Hagan, Virginia (Chair) COE
Faculty – Liberal Studies within Fine Arts and Humanities Koner, Karen May-21 Sep-18 MUSIC
Faculty – Liberal Studies within English and Speech Samraj, Betty May-20 May-05 LING/LANG
Faculty – Liberal Studies within Mathematics and Natural Sciences Nickerson, Susan May-20 Oct-08 MATH/STAT
Faculty – Liberal Studies within Social and Behavioral Sciences DeVos, Paula May-21 Aug-18 HISTORY
Faculty - IVC Bodus, Stacy May-20 Aug-17 IVC
Dean College of Education (formerly Assoc VP for Acad Affairs) Chung, Barry COE
Director of School of Teacher Education Bercaw, Lynne STE
Chair of Dual Language and English Learner Education Macado-Casas, Margarita DLE
Director of the University Advising Center Xiong, Michelle - LS Advisor DAESA
Liberal Studies Major
Lawrence, Alexa May-20 Sep-19 LS