The Core Curriculum Committee is a standing committee of the Faculty Senate of the University of Southern Maine.
The CCC’s charge from the Faculty Senate states:
"The USM Core Curriculum Committee shall be responsible for approving proposed courses and reviewing them periodically; providing assistance with transfer reviews; overseeing assessment; identifying faculty development needs; and overseeing policies and procedures. Review and approval of courses for inclusion in the USM Core Curriculum shall respect and give appropriate deference to the expertise and academic freedom of individual faculty to teach what they know and to determine the content, pedagogy, required student activities, and teaching practices of each course."
CCC Fall 2019 Meeting Dates:
All meetings are Fridays, 9-11am in 200 Payson Smith on the Portland campus.
CCC members represent programs, schools and colleges across the University. Composition follows policy set by the Faculty Senate in 2011. Representatives are elected by processes in place in their college/program/school. Contact email@example.com for information.
Course Proposal and Review
The CCC requests that all programs with placeholder Capstones that have yet to be reviewed submit proposals to assess alignment between course and Core Capstone outcomes. Programs have been contacted by the assistant provost with information on this process, which also appears below. The CCC requested that proposals be submitted by the end of fall semester, 2019.
Other Core Courses:
For courses in cultural interpretation or sociocultural analysis please contact Susan McWilliams at firstname.lastname@example.org for guidance and proposal forms.
Prior to fall 2011, the Core Curriculum was based on the following course criteria: