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.
H&S Curriculum Committee 2017-2018
David Brown,* Mathematics (At-Large, '18)
Belisa Gonzalez, Sociology/CSCRE (At-Large, '18)
Janet Hunting, Chemistry (NS, '18)
Jim Rothenberg, Sociology (SS, '19)
Jennifer Spitzer, English (HU '18)
TBD, Fine Arts '19
Stacia Zabusky, Associate Dean, H&S, ex officio
* Chair for 2017-2018
In Fall 2017, we will be beginning a transition to a new process for curriculum proposals, an online workflow process referred to as "CIM" (curriculum information management system).
For several months, we will be operating in both the old, Word-based form system and the new, workflow system. Until further notice, HSCC and APC will be accepting proposals in both formats. More information will be available on the new CIM system as that becomes available.
APC proposals prepared using Word forms should be submitted electronically to the HSCC (sent to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Guidelines before submission, or to contact the associate dean or chair 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 2017 is Wednesdays at 10:30am. Proposals received by 10am on the previous Friday morning will be added to the agenda for consideration at the next meeting, 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.
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 email@example.com 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.