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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 designation of Liberal Arts courses at Ithaca College.

H&S Curriculum Committee 2015-2016

David Brown,* Mathematics (At-Large, '16)
Ed Cluett, Biology (NS, '17)
Ellie Fulmer, Education (SS, '17)
Jennifer Germann, Art History (At-Large, '17)
Nancy Menning, Philosophy/Religion (HU, '17)
Jim Rothenberg, Sociology (SS, '16)
Mary Lourdes Silva, Writing (HU, '16)
Matthew C. Sullivan,* Physics & Astronomy (NS, '16)
Stacia Zabusky, Associate Dean, H&S, ex officio

*
Co-chairs for 2015-2016
 

APC proposals should be submitted electronically to the HSCC, in Word format (sent to hscurriculum@ithaca.edu as an attachment to an email). Note that hard copies will not be accepted. Faculty who are preparing proposals should be sure to consult the APC and HSCC Guidelines before submission, or to contact the associate dean or chairs of the HSCC for guidance, to facilitate timely review and approval of proposals.

The regular meeting time of the H&S Curriculum Committee for Fall 2015 is every Monday evening at 4:00 pm. Proposals received by 4pm on the Wednesday prior to the meeting will be added to the agenda for the following Monday, in the order in which they are received.

Agendas for each meeting are 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.

Requests for ICC designation
New, existing, and experimental courses can all be proposed for ICC designation in the Themes and Perspectives, Diversity, Quantitative Literacy, Writing Intensive, or Capstone categories. These designation proposals can be sent directly to the CCR. Faculty/departments preparing ICC designation proposals for new or revised courses requiring HSCC review should forward them first to hscurriculum@ithaca.edu as email attachments along with the APC paperwork. Once the courses have been approved through the H&S process, the dean's office will forward the proposals directly to the CCR for evaluation and designation.

We ask that proposers of new courses also consider requesting H&S General Education designation(s) this year, to facilitate enrollment of students who are continuing to pursue completion of that program as part of their graduation requirements. The Themes and Perspectives designation proposal forms also provide faculty with the option to request General Education 1, 2a, 3a, or 3b designation, so no additional paperwork is required in those cases. Faculty requesting a 2b, g, or h designation for a new course must complete the General Education paperwork in addition to ICC paperwork. The review and approval of General Education designation requests is handled by the H&S General Education Committee.

Summary guidelines for how to navigate the APC and ICC designation process are available here.

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