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.
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
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.
Professor Susan Ridgely (Religious Studies) chairs the committee for 2019-2020.
Kathryn Hendley, Political Science, Year 1 of 3
Valerie Johnson, Psychology, Year 3 of 3
Jeremy Morris, Communication Arts, Year 1 of 3Susan Ridgely, Religious Studies,Year 3 of 3 (Chair)
Jennifer Schomaker, Chemistry, Year 3 of 3
Jean-Luc Thiffeault, Math, Year 3 of 3
Jelena Todorović, French & Italian, Year 3 of 3
Kimbrin Cornelius, 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)
Assistant to the Committee
Joni Brown, L&S Administration (Teaching and Learning Administration)