Provost Gail Hackett announced the appointment of Lynda Plamann, Ph.D., to serve as the Coordinator of General Education. Dr. Plamann – Associate Dean in the School of Biological Sciences – has been involved with the development of the new general education program since this work began over three years ago with the General Education Task Force. She has served as a co-chair of the General Education Oversight Committee and is currently serving on the General Education Curriculum Committee.
In her role as coordinator, she will work closely with the chair of the General Education Curriculum Committee, the Deputy Provost and the Assistant Vice Provost for Assessment as they move forward with the implementation of the new curricular model.
The coordinator role will include continued communication with colleagues in Student Affairs; with the Missouri Department of Higher Education regarding transfer articulation related to general education; and with the MOU/MOA development regarding general education.
Plamann will make decisions on student appeals related to general education requirements. She also will work with the Registrar and coordinate our communication efforts with our campus community and external constituents.
Dr. Plamann’s leadership and administrative skills are vital in this role associated with our general education program.