Undergraduate Core Curriculum Committee

Purpose & Function:

The Undergraduate Core Curriculum Committee

 1. Reviews and makes recommendations related to the liberal arts core.

 2. Reviews and makes recommendations regarding proposals that will change the general education requirements for the entire undergraduate student body; before reaching a final recommendation, presents the proposal and distributes a ballot to the faculty members whose teaching responsibility is at least one-half on the undergraduate level.

 3. Reviews and discusses the analysis of core assessment data, makes recommendations to appropriate departments/colleges.  This Committee should also review follow-up reports on how information has been disseminated and used for program improvement.

 4. Evaluates courses for inclusion within the core as satisfying core requirements (e.g., what counts as a fine arts course, what constitutes a “global” requirement, and related core concerns and issues).


Membership & Selection:

One faculty member from each of the following areas that support the general education curriculum:

Communication Arts, Music, Theatre, Dance and Visual Arts
English
Foreign Languages
Social Sciences
Library
Mathematics and Computer Sciences
Philosophy
Psychology
Communication Sciences and Disorders, Education, and Psychology
Religious Studies
Science

In addition, two undergraduate students are selected to serve.

All faculty members have voting privileges.

Non-voting members include:

Dean of the Munley College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Additional Academic Dean from one of the other 3 Colleges and School to serve on a rotational basis
Registrar
Students

Consultants do not have voting privileges; consultants attend meetings. Consultants include:

• Associate Vice President for Planning and Institutional Effectiveness
• Assistant Vice President for Student Success


Faculty representatives of departments, including the Faculty Representative from the Library, are elected by faculty in their respective departments. The coordination of the elections is managed by the Election Committee for University Standing Committees.

Faculty representatives representing multiple departments are elected by faculty in all of the departments it represents. The coordination of the elections is managed by the Election Committee for University Standing Committees.

The students are appointed by the Dean of the Munley College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The additional Academic Dean is appointed by the Vice President for Academic Affairs in consultation with the Academic Deans.

Accordingly, there are ten voting members, five non-voting members, and two non-voting consultants.

The Undergraduate Core Curriculum Committee elects its Chairperson or Co-Chairs yearly from among the ten faculty members.

Term:

Faculty members – three year term with the possibility for reelection for one additional consecutive term.  Eligibility is effective again after a hiatus of one year.

Meetings:

Meetings are scheduled for three times each semester, but will meet only as necessary.

Reports To:

The Committee Chairperson reports Committee action to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

History:

2011 - Established as a University Standing Committee approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
07/01/13 - Title changed from DIrector of Assessment to Director of Learning Outcomes Assessment and Accreditation.
09/10/13 - Membership revision approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs to reflect student appointments to be made by the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
08/01/14 - Revision to include Consultants title changes - from Director of Learning Outcomes Assessment and Accreditation to Associate Vice President for Planning and Institutional Effectiveness; from Director of Academic Success Center to Assistant Vice President for Student Success
08/20/14 - Membership revision to reflect change in appointee responsibility from the Vice President for Academic Affairs to the Director of Library Services for the non-voting faculty member from the Learning Resources Center
08/22/14 - Revision to reflect faculty elections will be coordinated by the Election Committee for University Standing Committees
12/11/15 – Clarification of voting privileges of committee members, length of term in regard to re-election and editing names of academic areas approved by the President of the University as recommended by the Policy Committee of the University.