Core Curriculum Committee

Purpose

To supervise the operation of the undergraduate core curriculum, to
assess its effectiveness, and to provide a mechanism for change to the core. In accomplishing these, the Core Curriculum Committee will consult with departments, programs, and faculty who offer courses that fulfill core requirements. More specifically, the responsibilities of the Core Curriculum Committee are:

  • to oversee the operation of the core curriculum by:
    • addressing questions or issues about components of the core.
    • ensuring that a sufficient number of courses are offered so that students can fulfill core requirements.
    • providing a central location and process for making decisions about transfer courses considered for core requirements.
  • to supervise the ongoing assessment of the core curriculum by:
    • ascertaining that core courses fulfill the purposes of the core for which they have been approved by the faculty.
    • being responsible for the assessment of the core curriculum to determine if it is meeting its stated objectives.
  • to serve as a mechanism for changes in the core curriculum by:
    • proposing changes or adjustments to the core.
    • reviewing proposals from departments requesting that courses be approved as meeting core requirements. An exception is requests for courses to meet the human diversity requirement which would be reviewed by the Human Diversity Review
      Committee.
    • serving as an implementation committee to ensure that changes to the core are made smoothly.

Committee Documents

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