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."
The CCC meets on average every two weeks. Meetings are normally held for two hours on Friday mornings in Portland. If you need additional information on responsibilities of members please contact Julie Canniff or Peggy Moore, current CCC chairs, or Susan McWilliams, Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Programs and Core Curriculum (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Course proposal forms
Course Blueprints for "Grandfathered" Core Courses
Please read the first link for important instructions. PLEASE NOTE-- The March 1 2014 deadline for blueprint submissions has been suspended by the Faculty Senate. Submissions are still welcomed, but an updated time-line will be provided here in March.
Cultural Interpretation (forthcoming)
You can submit your blueprint electronically by using the links below. If you prefer to complete your submission off-line, you may use the links to PDF versions of the blueprints that appear below the webform links, or you may e-mail email@example.com for a Word document version.
If you make an error when submitting your webform blueprint, please just resubmit. You cannot retreive and correct a submitted form but you may submit a new one. Instructions on how to complete the form are provided within the links below.
For new courses in CE, CI, SE or SCA please contact Susan McWilliams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Core requirements
Prior to fall 2011, the Core Curriculum was based on the following course criteria: