Courses offered in the Core Curriculum are not static. Faculty, departments and colleges are encouraged to propose new courses. Course proposals should follow the guidelines below and include specific, measurable student learning outcomes based on the student learning outcomes for the Core goal in the worksheet.
Each Core goal area has a worksheet to guide faculty in aligning student work with the student learning outcomes for the goal. A copy of the completed worksheet (pdf) needs to accompany each course proposal.
- Artistic Expression Worksheet
- Critical Reading, Writing, and Information Literacy Worksheet
- Critical Thinking Worksheet
- Communicating Across Cultures Worksheet
- Quantitative Literacy Worksheet
- Scientific Concepts Worksheet
- Human and Social Behavior Worksheet
- Humanistic Thought and Expression Worksheet
The Core Curriculum Committee reviews and approves or disapproves all Core course proposals prior to the Academic Affairs Committee review. Create a Proposal forms are located on the Academic Affairs Committee website.
At times, departments may find that courses previously offered as part of the Core Curriculum are no longer viable. When a department determines that they will no longer offer a course that is part of the Core Curriculum, use the Create a Proposal Form to request that the course be removed. The Core Curriculum Committee reviews the request prior to review by the Academic Affairs Committee.