Prof. Karen Henning, Chair
Prof. Erin Archerd
Prof. Julia Belian
Prof. Troy Harris
Prof. Kyle Langvardt
Prof. Andrew Moore
Prof. Deborah Paruch (Winter)
Prof. Michelle Richards
Prof. Nicholas Schroeck
Prof. Cara Cunningham Warren
Assoc. Dean Richard Broughton, ex officio
Asst. Dean Charisse Heath, ex officio
Assoc. Dean Megan Jennings, ex officio
Asst. Dean Loretta Lewins-Peck, ex officio
The Curriculum Committee ensures the School’s curriculum is coherent, reflects best practices in legal education, and well serves our student population.
In 2018-19 the Curriculum Committee will:
1. Given the importance of applying the law to the facts in the practice of law and on the bar exam, facilitate a faculty conversation about how individual professors should best address the problem of students’ inability to apply the law to the facts in their written course work;
2. Continue evaluating whether to modify the Fall and Winter class schedules to include some classes meeting more often and in smaller time blocks each week and evaluate the success of the Fall Term Civil Procedure class meeting three times/week;
3. Continue our work on Learning Outcomes and Assessment by:
a. Educating the faculty on how to design assessments so that we are testing the learning outcomes we identified;
b. Administering, collating, and analyzing the results the assessment surveys every semester; and
c. Determining how best to record, collate, and analyze each professor’s, and collectively all professors’ formative and summative assessments of learning outcomes.
4. Engage in a thorough assessment of the 1L curriculum considering for example, course credit allocation, sequencing, and grading; creation of new or different requirements such as course on professionalism; integration of ALTA with doctrinal classes; and greater incorporation of technology as a pedagogical method and a substantive topic.