H&S Curriculum Committee
The Humanities & Sciences Curriculum Committee is an elected body of the faculty of the School of Humanities and Sciences (H&S). It has overall responsibility, subject to the approval of the faculty, for the structure, coherence, and quality of the curriculum of the school. This curriculum should be consistent with the educational mission of the school, which is to provide students with “the lifelong learning skills that are fundamental to continuing personal and professional growth.” The Committee’s responsibility involves both immediate and long-range objectives.
The Humanities & Sciences Curriculum Committee also has responsibility for the structure, coherence and quality of the Humanities and Sciences’ general education program, whether or not the courses are offered within the School of Humanities and Sciences, and for the designation of Liberal Arts courses at Ithaca College.
H&S Curriculum Committee 2012-2013
Mary Ann Erickson, Gerontology (SS, '14)
David Brown,* Mathematics (NS, '14)
Julia Cozzarelli,* Modern Languages & Literatures (HU/FA, '14)
Nick Kowalczyk, Writing (HU/FA, '13)
Nancy Menning, Philosophy/Religion (At-Large, '13)
Patricia Rodriguez, Politics (SS, ’13)
Paul Wilson, Art History (At-Large, '14)
Ian Woods, Biology (NS, '13)
Stacia Zabusky, Associate Dean, H&S, ex officio
* Co-Chairs for 2012-2013
This year, the APC Curriculum Subcommittee will be giving priority consideration to IC 20/20 items, and after that will review proposals in the order in which they are submitted, keeping in mind the deadlines for NYSED registration and re-registration and for inclusion in the catalog. Accordingly, HSCC will be prioritizing its review of proposals in like manner. To facilitate our review process, we will be tagging all proposals related to the Core Curriculum as "HS-ICC-1213-xxx" and reviewing those first, in the order in which they are received; all other proposals will be tagged as has been customary in the past, either “HS-1213-xxx” (for new/revised programs and courses) or “HS-ROA-1213-xxx” (for Reports of Action), and reviewed on a first come, first served basis, following ICC-related proposals.
APC proposals should be submitted electronically to the HSCC, in Word format (sent to firstname.lastname@example.org as an attachment to an email). Proposers should indicate in the email whether the attached proposals are related to the ICC. Note that hard copies will not be accepted. Faculty who are preparing proposals should be sure to consult the HSCC Guidelines before submission to facilitate timely review and approval of proposals.
The regular meeting time of the H&S Curriculum Committee for Spring 2013 is every other Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 pm. Proposals received by 4pm on the Friday prior to the meeting will be added to the agenda for the following Tuesday, in the order in which they are received.
Agendas for each meeting will be made available online in advance of the meeting. Faculty members who would like to review a proposal that is on the agenda can contact the Dean's office to request a copy. Actions taken at each meeting will also be posted online. If you have submitted a proposal, you can track its progress through the HSCC review process here. We will also endeavor to provide timely updates to the progress of proposals through the APC-level review process as well.
NOTE: Review of General Education designation requests is handled by the H&S General Education Committee; review of Core Curriculum designation requests is handled by the Committee for College-wide Requirements.