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Core Curriculum

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.

Committee Responsibilities: 

Faculty Core Committees are responsible for:

  • supporting curriculum development for the Core area
  • reviewing proposals for syllabus approval
  • reporting results of the reviews to the Office of Undergraduate Studies
    • provide recommendations for revise & resubmits
    • provide rational for rejections
  • working with Educational Assessment as needed:
    • provide disciplinary expertise for the Director of Educational Assessment as she develops scoring rubrics and/or surveys related to learning in the Core area
    • reflect and comment on assessment reports related to student learning in the Core area.
2021-2022 Core Curriculum Committee Members
Katharine Heintz Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies and Senior Lecturer, Communication Department
Andrew Ishak Director of the Core Curriculum, Chair of the Core Curriculum Committee and Lecturer, Communication
Christine Bachen Director of Educational Assessment and Associate Professor of Communication
Kathleen Villarruel Schneider Senior Assistant Dean for the College of Arts & Sciences
Michael Lasley Lecturer, Department of English
Laurie Poe Senior Lecturer, Mathematics and Computer Science Department

 

Faculty Core Committees

  • Mythri Jegathesan, chair, Anthropology (Winter/Spring 2022; term ends 6/2022)
  • Harry Odamtten, History (term ends 6/2023)
  • Andy Garavel, S.J., English (term ends 6/2022)
  • Jeffrey Bracco, Theatre and Dance (term ends 6/2022)
  • Carolynn Roncaglia, Classics (term ends 6/2022)
  • Greg Corning, chair, Political Science (term ends 6/2023)
  • Susan Popko, Global Engagement (by appointment)
  • Sunwolf, Communication (term ends 6/2023)
  • Kieran Sullivan, Psychology (term ends 06/2023)
  • Theresa Conefrey, English (term ends 06/2024)
  • Robert Michalski, chair, English (by appointment)
  • Aparajita Nanda, English (term ends 06/2023)
  • Julia Voss, English (sabbatical 20-21 academic year; term ends 06/2022)
  • Thomas Turley, History (term ends 06/2022)
  • Melanie Sellar (librarian, by appointment, term ends 06/2022)
  • Meilin Chinn, Philosophy (term ends 06/2024)
  • Pearl Barros, chair, Religious Studies (term ends 6/2023)
  • Eric Yang, Philosophy (term ends 06/2024)
  • Teresia Hinga, Religious Studies (term ends 06/2023)
  • Sreela Sarkar, Communication (term ends 6/2022)
  • Karen Peterson-Iyer, Religious Studies (term ends 06/2024)
  • Glenn Appleby, chair, Math & Computer Science (term ends 06/2024)
  • Laurie Poe, Math & Computer Science (sabbatical Winter 2021; term ends 6/2022)
  • Hari Mix, Environmental Studies & Sciences (term ends 6/2022)
  • Daniel Turkeltaub, chair, Classics (term ends 06/2024)
  • Jose Ortigas, Modern Languages & Literatures (term ends 6/2022)
  • Irene Bubula-Phillips, Modern Languages & Literatures (term ends 6/2022)
  • Christopher Kulp, chair, Philosophy (term ends 06/2023)
  • David DeCosse, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics (by appointment)
  • Robert Shanklin, Philosophy (term ends 06/2023)
  • Scott LeBarge, Philosophy (term ends 06/2022)
  • Damian Park, Economics (term ends 06/2022)
  • Paul Soukup, S.J., Communication (term ends 06/2024)
  • Brian Thorstenson, Theater and Dance (term ends 06/2023)
  • Ryan Reynolds, Art and Art History (term ends 6/2022)
  • Stephen Carroll, English (term ends 06/2023)
  • Christina Zanfagna, Music (term ends 06/2023)
  • Danielle Morgan, English (term ends 06/2024)
  • Sharmila Lodhia, co-chair, Women's and Gender Studies (by appointment) 
  • Aparajita Nanda, co-chair, English (by appointment)
  • Jimia Boutouba, Modern Languages & Literatures (term ends 6/2023)
  • Thomas Plante, Psychology (term ends 06/2023)
  • Allia Griffin, Ethnic Studies (term ends 6/2022)
  • Cary Yang, Engineering (term ends 6/2022)
  • Brian McNelis, chair, Chemistry & Biochemistry (term ends 6/2022)
  • Daniel Ostrov, Math and Computer Science (term ends 06/2023)
  • Stephanie Hughes, Environmental Studies & Sciences (term ends 6/2022)
  • Elizabeth Dahlhoff, Biology (term ends 06/2024)
  • Guy Ramon, Physics (term ends 06/2024)
  • Jane Curry, Political Science (term ends 06/2022)
  • C.J. Gabbe, Environmental Studies & Sciences (term ends 06/2024)
  • Michael Kevane, Economics (term ends 06/2024)
  • Laura Nichols, Sociology (term ends 6/2022)
  • Amy Lueck, English (term ends 6/2022)
  • Brian Buckley, Philosophy (term ends 6/2022)
  • Alexander Field, Economics (term ends 6/2022)
  • Phil Kesten, chair, Physics (term ends 06/2024)
  • Sukhmander Singh, Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering (term ends 06/2023)
  • Erick Ramirez, Philosophy (sabbatical Fall 2020; term ends 06/2022)
  • Brody Sandel, Biology (term ends 06/2024)
  • Laura Robinson, Sociology (term ends 06/2024)
  • Michael Lasley, chair, English (term ends 06/2022)
  • Drazen Fabris, Mechanical Engineering (term ends 06/2023)
  • Andrea Brewster, ex officio, Undergraduate Studies (by appointment)
  • Jennifer Merritt, ex officio, Ignatian Center (by appointment)
  • Thuy Lan Nguyen, Economics (term ends 06/2022)
  • Christelle Sabatier, Biology (term ends 06/2024)
  • Aleksander Zecevic, Electrical and Computer Engineering (term ends 06/2023)
  • Christine Bachen, Communication (by appointment)
  • Cruz Medina, English (term ends 06/2022)
  • Michael Carrasco, Chemistry (term ends 06/2024)
  • John Ifcher, Economics (term ends 06/2024)
  • Ryan Anderson, Anthropology (term ends 06/2024)