Subcommittee on Core Curriculum Minutes 2015-10-02


Jeff Turner

Recorder Email: 
Meeting Date: 
Friday, October 2, 2015
Date of Next Meeting: 
Friday, October 16, 2015 - 1:00pm
Location of Next Meeting: 

A&S 2-51

Subcommittee on the Core Curriculum
Minutes Text: 

Call to Order

The Subcommittee on Core Curriculum was called to order by Mary Magoulick at 1:05 p.m. in Arts & Sciences 2-51.

Voting Members Present: Jamie Addy, Nancy Beasley, Ruth Carter, Roberta Gorham, Kasey Karen, Mary Magoulick, Stephanie Opperman, Brandon Samples, Cara Smith, Jeff Turner, Stephen Wills, Dana Wood
Non-Voting Member Regrets: Kay Anderson
Absent: None
Regrets: Doug Goings Kristi Papailler, Noland White
Guests: None


The agenda was approved as distributed.


The minutes from the September 25th meeting were approved as distributed.

Information Item

Committee members discussed a request from Susan Steele for information regarding assessment of writing throughout the core curriculum. Cara Smith will contact Susan to determine

Action Item


Discussion Item

Committee members discussed the meeting of GC1Y instructors tentatively scheduled for October 23. It was recommended that the time be scheduled from 2-3 pm to allow maximum participation for faculty teaching in the MWF 1-2 time block. Health Sciences 144 was suggested as a potential location. Cara Smith will reserve the space, seek options for snacks for attendees, and send invitations to each instructor and to department chairs. Cara Smith, Nancy Beasley, and Jeff Turner will develop the agenda for the meeting.

October 30 was discussed as a potential date for a similar discussion of GC2Y instructors. It was recommended that similar logistics be used as for the GC1Y instructor meeting. Cara Smith, Mary Magoulick, and Stephanie Opperman will develop the agenda for the meeting.

Stephanie Opperman discussed a colleague’s questions regarding a potential GC2Y course proposal. The course is currently taught as a Special Topics course but focuses primarily on one country. The committee recommended that the instructor explore the possibility of course content from additional countries prior to submitting the proposal.

Next Meeting

There will be no meeting on October 9, 2015. The committee’s next meeting is October 16, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. in A&S 2-51.


The committee adjourned at 1:46 p.m.

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