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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
    • SACD- 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

Core Curriculum Committee Minutes

Outcomes-Based Core Curriculum, Approved Proposal June, 2016

Core Curriculum Historical Documents

Core Curriculum Committee Roster

  • McNichols Campus Faculty
    • CLAE Writing - Elena Garcia, term expires 8/25
    • CLAE Communications Studies - Cynthia Langham, term expires 8/24
    • CLAE Counseling Addiction Studies, Criminal Justices, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Human Services - Erick Barnes, term expires 8/24
    • CLAE Counseling Addiction Studies, Criminal Justices, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Human Services - Nick Davis, term expires 8/25
    • CLAE Religious Studies - Katie Merriman, term expires 8/24
    • CLAE Philosophy - Juan Carlos Flores, term expires 8/25
    • CLAE History, Performing Arts, Literature - Greg Sumner, term expires 8/24
    • CLAE History, Performing Arts, Literature - Amanda Hiber, term expires 8/25*
    • CES Engineering - James Lynch, term expires 8/24
    • CES Math, Computer Science, Software Engineering - Dawn Archey, term expires 8/25*
    • CES Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physics - Eva Nyutu, term expires 8/25
    • CHP - Traci Stewart, term expires 8/24
    • CBA - OPEN, term expires 8/25
    • SACD- Virginia Stanard, term expires 8/24
    • LIB - Pat Higo, term expires 8/25*
    • MFA Representative (non-voting) -Nick Rombes, term expires 8/24
  • Dental Hygiene - Taylor McNeill, term expires 8/24
  • Administrative Representatives
    • Carolyn Rimle, Assistant Dean for Academics, CES,  term expires 8/24
    • Karen Lee, Associate Vice President for Academic Administration, term expires 8/25

Invited Participant

Marty Leever, CLAE, term expires 8/24
Nassif Reyess, CES, term expires 8/24*
Jason Roche, CLAE, term expires 8/24*

 

Updated September, 2023

*Ineligible for a third term.

Committee and Team Roles and Responsibilities

Core Curriculum Committee Charges

2023-2024 Core Curriculum Committee Charges

  • Develop a proposal that describes an alternate core curriculum for traditional transfer students and adult learners. In the creation process
    • Recognize the human and cultural diversity and provide students with alternate opportunities to satisfy elements of the core.
    • Survey other institutions for models.
    • Consider setting criteria (e.g., credit hour thresholds) to qualify traditional transfer students and adult learners for eligibility for an alternate core.
    • Prioritize this charge as a short-term goal that can be implemented within 6 to 8 months.
       
  • Evaluate Detroit Mercy’s current core curriculum outcomes. In the evaluation process

Core Curriculum Structure and Learning Outcomes

List of Approved Core Courses

Submitting a Course Proposal

All core curriculum course proposals must include the following:

All proposal materials must be submitted to corecurriculum@udmercy.edu.