November 1, 2002
The following Ad Hoc
Working Group is hereby established. It is composed of the following members:
Faculty: Brubaker (Chair), Ryan, Reichard, Briggs, Agee, Fridley
Staff: Trudeau and Paul
Students: Josh Taylor, Others (TBA)
The charge to the WG is based upon the principles enunciated in
my memo of
October 31, 2002 which reflect a reduced resource base for the College.
Please follow these in developing
your specific recommendations to the faculty.
The Working Group is to design a curriculum structure
provide high quality and high impact programs of study for graduate
and undergraduate students;
address educational goals for courses offered at both graduate and
develop links and collaborative courses with other campus programs;
recommend ways to
consolidate and reduce
the number of course offerings required to achieve learning outcomes;
ensure that the common core and general
education courses clearly and completely cover the ecological, economic and social building blocks of
ensure that service courses are established as a regular part of our educational identity and that
instructional resources are committed as part of the annual instructional plan;
explore and recommend the feasibility of 4-1 curricular structures
to integrate graduate and undergraduate programs;
identify all required and optional courses for the
curriculum and outline the essential learning outcomes associated with each course
Integration, consolidation and
interdisciplinarity are key markers of our new identity and must be solidly visible in our new programs.
Due to the critical nature of your work, I ask for
a report at the all-college faculty meeting on November 19, 2002.
This report must provide the structure and content (not all of the individual course details) of both the
graduate and undergraduate programs. Especially important are the
Masters-level graduate programs and how they
build on the broadly-based undergraduate programs.
I greatly appreciate the Working Group's willingness to help with
endeavor. If you need assistance or additional resources to complete
task, please let me know. Thanks and best wishes.
B. Bruce Bare, Dean
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