Santa Clara University

Faculty Resources

These resources will help you learn more about SCU's Core Curriculum. Familiarity with the Core's learning goals and objectives will enhance your course design and facilitate academic advising. For deadlines please review the Syllabus Approval Guidelines document.

 

 
Faculty Learning Objectives

Learning Goals

A liberal education in the Jesuit tradition affirms three central learning goals: Knowledge, Habits of Mind and Heart, and Engagement with the World. These goals often overlap, intersect, and imply one another. Read More

 
Core Area Guidelines

Core Area Guidelines

Course guidelines provide faculty with information to empower strong course development by creating assignments that assess principles of each Core area and as well as how to submit syllabi for Corea area courses.  Read More

 
Foundation Sequences

Foundation Sequences

The CTW and C&I foundation sequences are an important part of the Core Curriculum. To help faculty with their foundation sequences courses, please consult this section for more on best practices, timelines, and first-year experience themes.  Read More

 
Syllabus Design

Syllabus Design

Learn how to design courses for the Core Curriculum, and create and submit comprehensive syllabi utilizing best practices. Read More

 
Committee Information

Faculty Core Committees

Fifteen Faculty Core Committees (FCCs) are responsible for reviewing course syllabi which are submitted by faculty to meet specific Core requirements. Thus, faculty shape the Core Curriculum through the exchange of ideas and their interpretation of learning goals and objectives. Read More