L&S Curriculum Committee: Principles and members

The L&S Curriculum Committee advises the Dean on the integrity of the undergraduate degree requirements and changes to requirements for L&S majors. The committee's work is conducted with an emphasis on safeguarding the principles of degree programs in the liberal arts and sciences.

The L&S Curriculum Committee

The L&S Curriculum Committee serves as the primary college-level committee on matters related to courses, academic programs, and college-wide curricular concerns.

The L&S Curriculum Committee advises the Dean on the integrity of the undergraduate degree requirements and changes to requirements for L&S majors. The committee reviews proposals to add, change, or delete courses from the L&S subject listings in the Course Guide; and, for courses offered outside L&S, the committee considers requests to allow non-L&S courses to count toward the L&S degree requirements. The committee also considers other curricular issues that arise.

In addition to conducting its ordinary business with respect to courses and academic programs, the Dean asks the committee to consider curricular initiatives related to enhancing the undergraduate student experience. In addition, the committee will be asked to advise the dean as to how the college can approach the challenge of assessing student learning on a college-wide scale, to gauge the extent to which L&S students are achieving the liberal education learning outcomes expressed in the BABS 07 degree requirements, and as part of the Wisconsin Experience at UW-Madison.

Faculty and academic staff members serve three year terms and are chosen to represent the various academic areas of the College; a departmental undergraduate adviser and two L&S undergraduate student representatives also serve as members of the committee. The Associate Dean for Student Academic Affairs assigns two L&S Student Academic Affairs staff members to serve as ex officio members of the committee. In addition, Elaine M. Klein (Associate Dean of Academic Planning), Shirin Malekpour (Associate Dean of Teaching and Learning) and Kimbrin Cornelius (Curriculum Administration Specialist) serve in an ex officio capacity. A member from L&S Honors also serves in an ex-offico capacity.

2020-2021 Membership:
Professor Susan Ridgely (Religious Studies) chairs the committee for 2020-2021

Term Members:
Scott Burkhardt, History, Year 1 of 3
Alicia Cerezo, Spanish and Portuguese, Year 1 of 3
Kathryn Hendley, Political Science, Year 2 of 3
Jeremy Morris, Communication Arts, Year 2 of 3
Susan Ridgely, Year 4 of 4, (Chair)
Michael Swift, Computer Science, Year 1 of 3
Monica Turner, Integrative Biology, Year 2 of 3
Melanie Jones, Psychology (ad-hoc staff committee member)

Ex Officio:
Kimbrin Cornelius, L&S Administration (Teaching and Learning Administration)
Zach McLeod, L&S Administration (Teaching and Learning Administration)
Elaine Klein, L&S Administration (Academic Planning)
Christopher Lee, L&S Student Academic Affairs (Undergraduate Academic Services)
Shirin Malekpour, L&S Administration (Teaching and Learning Administration)
Michael J. Pflieger, L&S Student Academic Affairs (Undergraduate Academic Services, DARS)
Sara Stephenson, L&S Honors Program (Honors, Curriculum)

Student Members:
Nathan Haimowitz

Assistant to the Committee

Questions about the L&S Curriculum Committee can be directed to Kimbrin Cornelius, kimbrin.cornelius@wisc.edu

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Keywords:curriculum, governance, faculty, committee   Doc ID:19992
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Created:2011-08-26 09:03 CDTUpdated:2021-03-08 15:40 CDT
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