III. Evidence

5.3.3 The Core Curriculum Committee (CCC)

The Core Curriculum Committee oversees the quality and functioning of the core curriculum. Membership

The members of the Core Curriculum Committee are:

a. seven voting members, elected to three-year terms—one faculty member elected from each of the four academic divisions (Fine Arts, Humanities, Natural Science, and Social Science) and three faculty members elected at large; and

b. six nonvoting members—the director of core curriculum, the academic dean responsible for the core curriculum, the registrar, a representative from academic advising, and two students, one from each college, appointed by their respective student governments.

At least three of the voting members must be tenured.

The duties and responsibilities of the Core Curriculum Committee are to:

a. oversee the ongoing development of the core curriculum in light of the curricular strategic plan;

b. create, review, and revise policies relating to the core curriculum;

c. review and assess core curriculum courses and programs;

d. collect long-term data concerning the core curriculum and student learning within the core curriculum;

e. propose revisions in the core curriculum to the Joint Faculty Assembly;

f. review and act on proposals for core designations;

g. review and act on individual course proposals in First Year Symposium, Senior Seminar, and the Judeo-Christian Heritage and monitor adherence to common expectations and guidelines for these courses;

h. communicate with the appropriate faculty committees as deemed necessary; and

i. initiate whatever action is necessary to fulfill its duties and responsibilities.