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UCORE Committee

The UCORE Committee is a faculty committee that approves courses and assesses the effectiveness of the UCORE curriculum.

FacultyDepartment or SchoolCollege or UnitCampusEmailTerm
Stratton, Clif (F)
(Director, Cmte Chair)
HistoryCollege of Arts & SciencesPullmanclif.stratton@wsu.edu2019-24
Carloye, Lisa (F)School of Biological SciencesCollege of Arts & SciencesPullmancarloye@wsu.edu2019-22
Cooper, Sandra (F)MathematicsCollege of Arts & SciencesPullmanscooper@math.wsu.edu2018-21
Crawford, Tammy (F)Sport ManagementCollege of EducationPullmantammycr@wsu.edu2017‑20
Fiedler, Kevin (F)MathematicsCollege of Arts & SciencesTri-Citieskevin.fiedler@wsu.edu2018-21
Gizerian, Samantha (F)NeuroscienceCollege of Veterinary MedicinePullmansamantha.gizerian@wsu.edu2019-22
Gruen, Phil (F)Design & ConstructionVoiland College of Engineering & ArchitecturePullmanjpgruen@wsu.edu2018‑21
Hewlett, Bonnie (F)AnthropologyCollege of Arts & SciencesVancouverhewlettb@wsu.edu2019-22
Irom, Bimbisar (F)Communication & SocietyMurrow College of CommunicationPullmanb.irom@wsu.edu2018‑21
Johnson, Corey (F)WSU LibrariesPullmancoreyj@wsu.edu2019-22
Kinkel, Marianne (F)Fine ArtsCollege of Arts & SciencesPullmanmkinkel@wsu.edu2019-22
Kuhn, Kristine (F)Management, Information Systems, and EntrepreneurshipCarson College of BusinessPullmankmkuhn@wsu.edu2019-22
Leonard, David (F)School of Languages, Cultures, and RaceCollege of Arts & SciencesPullmandjl@wsu.edu2018‑21
Luethi, Dean (F)School of MusicCollege of Arts & SciencesPullmandean.luethi@wsu.edu2019-22
McCoy, Rob (F)HistoryCollege of Arts & SciencesPullmanrmccoy@wsu.edu2019-22
Nelson, Debra (F)Human DevelopmentCollege of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource SciencesPullmannelsondeb@wsu.edu2018‑20
Staggers, Julie (F)EnglishCollege of Arts & SciencesPullmanjulie.staggers@wsu.edu2019-22
Ex Officio
Wack, Mary (X) (#)Office of the Provostmwack@wsu.eduN/A
Green, Kimberly (X)Office of Assessment of Teaching & LearningWSU Undergraduate Educationkimberly_green@wsu.eduN/A
Johnson-Shull, Lisa (X)Writing ProgramWSU Undergraduate Educationlisaj@wsu.eduN/A
King, Terese (X)Academic Success & Career CenterWSU Undergraduate Educationtaking@wsu.eduN/A
Weathermon, Karen (X)First-Year ExperienceWSU Undergraduate Educationkweathermon@wsu.eduN/A
Zimmerman, Matt (X)Office of the Registrarmzimmer@wsu.eduN/A

The UCORE Committee reports to the Provost or to the Provost’s designee.

UCORE Committee Functions

  • Formulates policy recommendations concerning general education for submission to the Faculty Senate.
  • Determines general criteria and procedures for soliciting and approving proposals for UCORE courses and for periodically renewing such courses.
  • Reviews recommendations from subcommittees (i.e. Assessment, Diversity) for action.
  • Regularly monitors all elements of the program through assessment, periodic course renewals, and other means as needed.
  • Regularly reviews results of assessment of student learning on WSU’s learning goals of the baccalaureate; monitors and recognizes achievement; and suggests uses of assessment results to inform or influence decisions intended to enhance undergraduate student learning achievement.
  • Reports periodically to the Provost and university community on undergraduate student learning assessment results and the effectiveness of the UCORE curriculum.
  • Periodically reviews and updates the UCORE handbook.
  • Administers the Richard Law Award for Outstanding Teaching in UCORE courses.

UCORE Committee Membership

  • One faculty member from each undergraduate degree-granting College, each instructional campus, plus the Libraries shall be appointed by the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education in consultation with the deans of colleges or their designees; all for three-year terms (F).
  • Additional faculty may be selected for their knowledge of each major area of the curricular requirements, and shall be appointed by the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education in consultation with the deans of colleges or their designees; for three-year terms (F).
  • Liaison to the Roots of Contemporary Issues program (F).
  • Two undergraduate students nominated by ASWSU, one from Pullman and one from another instructional campus, for two-year terms (U).
  • WSU Registrar or designee (X).
  • Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education or designee, who will serve as secretary (X)(#).
  • Coordinators of key functions related to general education, as appropriate (e.g., Writing Program, Learning Communities, Advising) (X).
  • An advising representative appointed after consultation with the UAAEC from any WSU campus, two-year term (X).
  • Director of the Office of the Assessment of Teaching and Learning (X).

Key: (F) Faculty; (U) Undergraduate; (X) Ex officio (i.e., because of position held); (#) Non-voting. (F), (X) and (U) are voting positions, unless otherwise stipulated. Ex officio members may not hold the position of chair.

UCORE Committee Committee Leadership

  • The chair shall be appointed by the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education in consultation with the committee members; the term of chair shall be at least two years.
  • The committee may determine that a vice chair is needed for specific initiatives or periodic surges in committee work (e.g., course reviews). The vice-chair shall be elected for a two-year term. If there is a vice chair, he or she should ideally serve in a staggered term with the chair.