Subcommittee on Core Curriculum Minutes 2015-03-27


A. Kay Anderson

Recorder Email: 
Meeting Date: 
Friday, April 3, 2015
Date of Next Meeting: 
Friday, April 10, 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 Cara Meade at 1:15 p.m. in Arts & Sciences 2-16.


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


The agenda was approved as distributed.


The minutes from the March 6th meeting were approved as submitted.

Information Item

The GC2Y 2000 Black Women Artists course was approved via email since our last meeting.

Action Item

GC2Y 2000 Big Data and Technology: Transforming Life and Work as an Area B2 Section and a Global Overlay Course (Resubmission)
After discussion, the committee approved the course with a vote of 7-0-0.

Discussion Item

State of the Core Report. Cara reported on the subcommittee’s work to date. Committee is looking at issues of distinctiveness at Georgia College and current state of the core using survey data.

GC1Y and 2Y Rubric Review. The committee discussed some issues with the current rubric, including clarification on the number of pages required for writing. Cara suggested that we wait to revise rubrics until the state of the core report and recommendations are complete, especially since the committee’s work is almost complete this year.

Group Papers. One committee member questioned the use of group papers in core courses and asked if this could be a topic of discussion in a future meeting. The discussion progressed to consistency between 1Y and 2Y sections and other issues that need to be addressed in the state of the core report.

Feedback to Submitters. Brandon noted that he had a follow-up conversation with one of the submitters for one of the last GC2Y course the committee discussed. They had a good conversation, and the instructor expressed appreciation for the committee’s suggestion. Brandon suggested that incorporating follow-up between the instructor and team leader would be a good practice. Nancy reported the same experience.

SoCC Volunteers Needed. Julia would like for members to email her if they want to serve on SoCC next year.

Next Meeting

The committee’s next meeting will be Friday, April 3, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. in Arts & Sciences 2-51.


The committee adjourned at 2:00 p.m.

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