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Shared Governance at Detroit Mercy: Core Curriculum Committee

Core Curriculum Committee

The MFA Core Curriculum Committee (CCC) is responsible for the ongoing oversight and assessment of UDM's Core Curriculum, as established in the Final Proposal of the Shared Governance Task Force and the MFA Constitution and Bylaws. In addition, the CCC is responsible for tracking developments in core curricula in other educational institutions, and considerations and proposing of any amendments to the core curriculum as per the Shared Governance Final Modification Proposal.

The responsibilities of the CCC include:
1. Monitoring the goals and outcomes for learning in the core courses;
2. Assessing the success of core courses in fulfilling the identified outcomes;
3. Making recommendations to the MFA and the Provost based on findings.

Core Curriculum Committee Structure

The number and composition of faculty members on this committee was determined by the MFA in October of 2012. Representation is as follows:

  • McNichols Campus Faculty
    • CLAE - Writing (English department), one seat
    • CLAE - Communication Studies, one seat
    • CLAE - Counseling/Addiction Studies, Criminal Justice, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Human Services, two seats (staggered terms)
    • CLAE - Religious Studies, one seat
    • CLAE - Philosophy, one seat
    • CLAE - History, Performing Arts, Literature, two seats (staggered terms)
    • CES - Engineering, one seat
    • CES - Math, Computer Science, Software Engineering, one seat
    • CES - Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physics, one seat
    • CHP - one seat
    • CBA - one seat
    • SOA - one seat
    • LIB - one seat
    • one faculty member selected by the MFA from among its members (non-voting)
  • One non-voting representative from Dental Hygiene
  • Two non-voting administrative representatives

Outcomes-Based Core Curriculum, Approved Proposal June, 2016

Core Curriculum Committee Minutes

Core Curriculum Committee Annual Report

Core Curriculum Committee Charges

Core Curriculum Historical Documents

Core Curriculum Committee Roster

  • McNichols Campus Faculty
    • CLAE Writing - Joe Paszek, ENL, term expires 3/21
    • CLAE Communications Studies - Jason Roche, term expires 3/20
    • CLAE Counseling Addiction Studies, Criminal Justices, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Human Services - Rachel Lee, PYC, term expires 3/20
    • CLAE Counseling Addiction Studies, Criminal Justices, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Human Services - Cheryl Munday, ECN, term expires 3/21
    • CLAE Religious Studies - Jennifer Rike, term expires 3/20
    • CLAE Philosophy - David Koukal, term expires 3/21, Chair
    • CLAE History, Performing Arts, Literature - Dan Kroupa, HIS, term expires 3/20
    • CLAE History, Performing Arts, Literature - Heather Hill-Vasquez, ENL, term expires 3/21
    • CES Engineering - Nassif Reyess, term expires 3/20
    • CES Math, Computer Science, Software Engineering - Lazaros Kikas, term expires 3/21
    • CES Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physics - OPEN, term expires 3/21
    • CHP - Elaine Webber, SON, Term expires 3/20
    • CBA - OPEN , term expires 3/21
    • SOA - Wladek Fuchs, term expires 3/20
    • LIB - Jill Spreitzer, term expires 3/21
    • MFA Representative (non-voting) - Open, term expires 3/20
  • Dental Hygiene - Erin Relich, term expires 3/20
  • Administrative Representatives
    • Gayle Reynolds, Co-Director of Transfer Team, Registrar's Office, term expires 3/20
    • Carolyn Rimle, CES, Assistant Dean for Academics, term expire 3/19

 

Updated October 25, 2018