Curriculum Committee

Curriculum Committee

After receiving from the all-university committee any recommendation submitted by any department chair or by any member of the university community, the curriculum committee, after consultation with any appropriate department or departments, shall from time to time prepare and transmit to the vice president reports and recommendations with respect to the general coordination and improvement of the university's academic program. In carrying out this charge, the committee shall evaluate and make recommendations concerning the following:

  1. All deletions from, additions to, or changes in the university inventory of courses;
  2. Major and general educational requirements and proposed changes therein, and
  3. Proposals for new major programs of study.

In addition to the foregoing, the committee shall from time to time conduct a university-wide study of the overall academic program in order to consider and propose major changes in the curriculum design.

Committee Members for Academic Year 2014-2015 

  • Sami Ansari, assistant professor, criminal justice
  • Elizabeth Coughlan, associate professor, political science
  • Neal DeChillo, associate provost and dean, college of Health and human services
  • Regina Flynn, assistant professor, english
  • Mary-Jo Grenfell, interim associate dean, college of arts and sciences
  • Rebecca Hains, associate professor, communications, chair
  • Donna Hills, associate professor, school of nursing
  • Joseph Kasprzyk, associate professor, computer science, vice chair
  • Rory McFadden, assistant professor, geological sciences  
  • Megan Miller, director, registrar's office
  • Zachary Newell, associate librarian, library
  • Francesca Pomerantz, professor, childhood education and care, recorder
  • Christopher Schoen, associate professor, sport and movement science
  • Gretchen Sinnett, assistant professor, art + design
  • Amy Sprenkle, associate professor, biology



General Education Liaison

Curriculum Committee members



Course Review Subcommittee A


J. Kasprzyk, D. Hills, F. Pomerantz, M. Grenfell


Course Review Subcommittee B


R. McFadden,

R. Flynn, N. DeChillo


Course Review Subcommittee C


Z. Newell, A. Sprenkle, G. Sinnett


Course Review Subcommittee D


E. Coughlan, S. Ansari, M. Miller, C. Schoen


First Year Seminar                   


M. Grenfell, C. Schoen, E. Coughlan   


Written Communication I

A. Peary

N. DeChillo, D. Hills


Written Communication II & III

T. Rodrigue

E. Coughlan, F. Pomerantz, S. Ansari


Oral Communication

W. Cunningham

N. DeChillo


Personal Growth and Responsibility

J. Gubbins

A. Sprenkle, C. Schoen, R. Flynn

Creative Expression and Appreciation

W. Cunningham

G. Sinnett, M. Grenfell, Z. Newell

World Cultures

V. Ruget

 G. Sinnett, S. Ansari

Human Past

T. Baker

G. Sinnett

Contemporary Society

K. Sathasivam

D. Hills, C. Schoen


Scientific Reasoning

B. Hubeny

 J. Kasprzyk, A. Sprenkle, R. McFadden


Quantitative Reasoning

D. Siden

R. McFadden



Meeting Minutes

To view previous years minutes go to Archived Minutes 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 CC14/15:01
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 CC14/15:02
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 CC14/15:03
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 CC14/15:04
Wednesday, October 29, 2014-cancelled
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 CC14/15:06
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 CC14/15:07
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 CC14/15:08
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 CC14/15:09
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 CC14:1510
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 CC14/15:11
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 CC14/15:12
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 CC14/15:13
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 CC14/15:14
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 CC14/15:15
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 CC14/15:16
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 CC14/15:17
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 CC14/15:18
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 CC14/15:19
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 CC14/15:20
Thursday, May 7, 2015 CC14/15:21
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 CC14/15:22
Thursday, May 21, 2015 CC14/15:23

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