What are we trying to teach in the Core? Are we succeeding? How do we know?
As part of Boston College’s external accreditation review by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), all departments and programs involved in the Core will contribute to a report on the state of the Core by submitting a final E-1-A form by May 15 to the Office of the Associate Dean of the Core (firstname.lastname@example.org). The form asks each department and program to articulate their Core learning outcomes, to present measurable data, and to describe plans for on-going evaluation.
In late May 2016, for the first time, all departments and programs in the Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences that contribute to the Core Curriculum submitted E-1-A forms that describe the processes and, if available, results of assessment of Core classes and programs. Those forms are available for viewing via the respective links below:
Students completing the Boston College Core Curriculum will:
The University Core Renewal Committee (UCRC) coordinates and manages the Boston College Core Curriculum. Composed of sixteen faculty, administrative, and student representatives, the committee is leading university-wide efforts to renew the Core Curriculum as a vital part of a Boston College undergraduate education. It promotes interdepartmental and faculty/staff collaboration and innovation. In 2017–2018, the UCRC is focusing on two priorities: systematizing the Core that has existed since 1991, and managing the third year of Core Renewal Pilot classes and preparing for a forth round in 2018–2019. Different subcommittees of the UCRC address Core Renewal pilot classes, curriculum, and assessment.
For questions and concerns, please contact the UCRC chair, Brian Gareau, Associate Dean for the Core at email@example.com
Brian Gareau, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for the Core, Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences
Elizabeth Shlala, Ph.D.
Assistant Director for the Core, Morrissey College of Arts & Sciences
Mary Crane, Ph.D.
Director Institute for the Liberal Arts, English Department
Gail Kineke, Ph.D.
Earth and Environmental Sciences Department
Brian Robinette, Ph.D.
Akua Sarr, Ph.D.
Vice Provost Undergraduate Academic Affairs
Ethan Sullivan, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean Undergraduate Studies, Carroll School of Management
Daniel Bowles, Ph.D.
Elida Laski, Ph.D.
Program Director Master’s in Applied Development & Educational Psychology, Lynch School of Education
Colleen Simonelli, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Undergrad Programs, Connell School of Nursing
William Keane, Ph.D.
Zachary Matus, Ph.D.
Celeste Wells, Ph.D.
Director of Faculty Programs, Center for Teaching Excellence