Subcommittee on Core Curriculum Minutes 2015-02-06


A. Kay Anderson

Recorder Email: 
Meeting Date: 
Friday, February 6, 2015
Date of Next Meeting: 
Friday, February 13, 2015 - 1:00pm
Location of Next Meeting: 

A&S 2-51

Subcommittee on the Core Curriculum
Minutes Text: 

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order by Julia Metzker at 1:00 p.m. in Arts & Sciences 2-51.


Voting Members Present: Nancy Beasley, Mary Magoulick, Cara Meade, Julia Metzker, Joe Mocnik, Brandon Samples, Patrick Simmons, Amy Sumpter, Dana Wood
Regrets: Ruth Carter, Roberta Gorham, Sheryl Winn
Non-Voting Member Present: Kay Anderson


The agenda was approved as distributed.


The minutes from the January 30th meeting were approved with one correction.

Discussion Item

Kay Anderson reviewed the changes to the registration process for 1Y and 2Y courses that were discussed at last week’s meeting. The first change was to move from enforcing first year and second year cohorts on these courses to a model in which the courses are restricted to freshmen and sophomores by hours. The second change was to remove the prerequisite of 1Y from the 2Y courses. After discussion, the consensus of the group was that these changes would be acceptable.

Julia Metzker sent a request for volunteers to work on a state of the core report, using information from the core survey and other core assessments. Julia reminded committee members to respond if they were interested in assisting.

The group agreed to come to next week’s meeting ready to discuss the issues we have seen in the core and to begin providing feedback for the report.

Next Meeting

The committee’s next meeting will be Friday, February 13, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. in Arts & Sciences 2-51.


The committee adjourned at 1:45 p.m.

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