Core Curriculum Governance and Assessment Committee

Charge: The Core Curriculum Governance and Assessment Committee shall make recommendations to the provost on matters pertaining to Lamar’s core curriculum. Specifically, the duties of the committee are to: 1) conduct regular assessment and reporting of student learning in the core; 2) solicit and review proposals from faculty for core courses to be included in the core curriculum, following guidelines set by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools-Commission on Colleges; 3) select courses which will be included in the core; 4) continuously oversee assessment and improvement of courses selected for core inclusion to improve student learning. Members are elected from and by the full-time faculty and must be experienced and tenured. Members shall be from each disciplinary area represented in the core, along with an at-large member from each college. The executive director of planning and assessment, the director of the center for teaching and learning, the director of assessment, and the director of the quality enhancement program shall also serve.

Membership & Reporting: Chair is elected by members; charge to Committee given by Provost; recommendations from Committee presented to Provost. CCGC members must be experienced and tenured. Chairs may serve. CCGC becomes a permanent body, with terms to be staggered after the first year. Function of CCGC is as follows: 1) to conduct regular assessment and reporting of student learning in our core; 2) to solicit and review proposals from faculty for core courses to be included in the revised core curriculum, following guidelines set by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; 3) to select courses which will be included in the revised core; 4) to continuously oversee assessment and improvement of courses selected for inclusion in order to improve student learning.

Committee Members 

Nicki Michalski (Communication), Chair TBD
Theresa Hefner-Babb (Exec. Director, Planning and Assessment) Ex Officio
Judi Mann (Director, FYE/QEP) Ex Officio
Jarrod Rossi (Coordinator, Institutional Effectiveness) Ex Officio
Amy Smith (Director, Center for Teaching & Learning Enhancement) Ex Officio
Frank Badua (Business: At-Large) TBD
Rick Carter (Education & Human Development: At-Large) TBD
Hsing-wei Chu (Engineering: At-Large) TBD
Jane Liu (Arts & Sciences: At-Large) TBD
Zanthia Smith (Fine Arts & Communication: At-Large) TBD
Kakoli Bandypadhyay (Information Systems and Analysis) TBD
Rebecca Boone (History) TBD
Catalina Castillion (Modern Language/ASL) TBD
Chiung-Fang Chang (Sociology) TBD
Ana Christensen (Biology) TBD
Lloyd Daigrepont (English - Literature) TBD
Kurt Dyrhaug (Art - Visual Arts) TBD
George Irwin (Physics) TBD
Edythe Kirk (Psychology - Statistics) TBD
Joe Kruger (Earth & Space Sciences) TBD
Richard Lumpkin (Chemistry) TBD
Mike Matthis (Philosophy) TBD
Bryan Proksch (Music/Theater/Dance) TBD
Martha Rinker (Psychology) TBD
Jim Sanderson (English - Composition) TBD
Tom Sower (Political Science) TBD
MaryE Wilkinson (Mathematics) TBD