During the 2014-2015 academic year, the University Core office will offer a series of workshops and development opportunities for Seattle University faculty to continue developing Core courses. Additionally, resource materials for faculty and staff can be found on both the Faculty and Advisor pages.
Approved Core Courses as of January 6, 2015.
Core Governance: The Core is managed by the Director, who is responsible for leading efforts in faculty development, managing the effective delivery and assessment of the curriculum, managing the Core office, representing the Core across the campus, and implementing initiatives and policies as determined by the Core Executive Committee, Academic Assembly, and the Board of Trustees. The Director works closely with three key committees:
Core Executive Committee: This is the main governance committee for the University Core. It is responsible for setting Core policies, maintaining and adjusting curriculum requirements, overseeing the review of course proposals, and developing recommendations for ways to improve the curriculum. AY 14-15 members: Jeff Philpott, Core/Communication, Committee ChairChristina Roberts, English, Art & Sciences representativeBrian Kelly, Economics, Albers representativeSusan Matt, Nursing, Nursing representativeMara Rempe, Chemistry/S&E, Science and Engineering representativeHeath Spencer, History, Academic Assembly RepresentativeBrenda Bourns, Biology, Non-Tenure Track Faculty representativeLynn Deeken, Library, Library representativeMonica Nixon, Student Development, Student Development representativeMargaret Gorini, Undergraduate Student, SGSU representativePaulette Kidder, Philosophy, Core Curriculum Committee ChairUnfilled, Core Assessment Committee Chair (Dr. Philpott is currently chairing the Assessment committee)
Core Curriculum Committee: This committee reviews all Core course proposals, manages a cycle of periodic review of previously approved courses, makes recommendations to the Core Executive Committee regarding the course submission and review process, as well as recommendations regarding ways to improve the University Core.
AY 14-15 members:Paulette Kidder, Philosophy, ChairKatya Emm, Finance, Albers representativeRyan McLaughlin, Chemistry, Science and Engineering representativeClaire Garoutte, Fine Arts, Arts & Sciences representativeYitan Li, Political ScienceHilary Hawley, EnglishUnfilled, College of Nursing representative
Core Assessment Committee: This committee plans and organizes systematic efforts to collect evidence regarding student learning in the Core, reviews data on student learning and the effectiveness of Core courses, makes regular reports to the Core Executive Committee, and makes recommendations to the Core Executive Committee regarding proposed changes in Core courses and pedagogy in order to improve students’ mastery of the Core Learning Objectives.
AY 14-15 members: Jeff Philpott, Core/Communication, ChairYantao Wang, Marketing, Albers representativeDeb Stauffer, Nursing, Nursing representativeWes Lauer, Civil and Environmental Engineering, S&E representativeSusan Meyers, English, Arts & Sciences representativeBob Duniway, Institutional Research, IR representativeChuck Lawrence, Assoc. Provost, Provost’s Office representative