April 6, 2017

Defining Core Curriculum

Cassady Glass Hastings, undergraduate instructor at the college of education

In early April, the goal of our meeting was to further define a set of recommendations for the core curriculum, including outlining recommendations for guidance in implementation of any changes, such as the number of quarters, hours spent in class per day, amount of active learning, topic threads, integration points and topic clusters, strategies to reduce overlap, ideas for remediation, possible prerequisite needs, longitudinal projects, and credit distribution, including our current model and the potential for shifting credits across quarters. Over the month of April, the Curricular Innovation team wrote up a proposal for curricular change, to be brought to Dean Sullivan and the Executive Committee, and then to the departmental faculty to discuss the rationale for the proposed changes, and field any questions ahead of a faculty vote in late May to approve the model.