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UCORE: University Common Requirements Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement

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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 UnitCampusEmailTermSub-Committee Assignments
Stratton, Clif (F)
(Director, Cmte Chair)
HistoryCollege of Arts & SciencesPullmanclif.stratton@wsu.edu2019-24DIVR, CAPS
Carloye, Lisa (F)School of Biological SciencesCollege of Arts & SciencesPullmancarloye@wsu.edu2019-22BSCI, PSCI, CAPS
Crawford, Tammy (F)Sport ManagementCollege of EducationPullmantammycr@wsu.edu2020-23DIVR, CAPS
Fiedler, Kevin (F)MathematicsCollege of Arts & SciencesTri-Citieskevin.fiedler@wsu.edu2018-21BSCI, PSCI, CAPS
Gizerian, Samantha (F)NeuroscienceCollege of Veterinary MedicinePullmansamantha.gizerian@wsu.edu2019-22BSCI, PSCI, CAPS
Gruen, Phil (F)Design & ConstructionVoiland College of Engineering & ArchitecturePullmanjpgruen@wsu.edu2018-21ARTS, WRTG, COMM, CAPS
Hewa, Joe (F)Human DevelopmentCAHNRSPullmanjoseph.hewa@wsu.edu2020-23SSCI, QUAN, CAPS
Hewlett, Bonnie (F)AnthropologyCollege of Arts & SciencesVancouverhewlettb@wsu.edu2019-22ARTS, WRTG, COMM, CAPS
Irom, Bimbisar (F)Communication & SocietyMurrow College of CommunicationPullmanb.irom@wsu.edu2018-21SSCI, QUAN, CAPS
Johnson, Corey (F)WSU LibrariesPullmancoreyj@wsu.edu2019-22HUM, CAPS
Kuhn, Kristine (F)Management, Information Systems, and EntrepreneurshipCarson College of BusinessPullmankmkuhn@wsu.edu2019-22SSCI, QUAN, CAPS
Leonard, David (F)School of Languages, Cultures, and RaceCollege of Arts & SciencesPullmandjl@wsu.edu2018-21DIVR, CAPS
Luethi, Dean (F)School of MusicCollege of Arts & SciencesPullmandean.luethi@wsu.edu2019-22ARTS, WRTG, COMM, CAPS
McCoy, Rob (F)HistoryCollege of Arts & SciencesPullmanrmccoy@wsu.edu2019-22DIVR, CAPS
Staggers, Julie (F)EnglishCollege of Arts & SciencesPullmanjulie.staggers@wsu.edu2019-22HUM, CAPS
Ex Officio
Wack, Mary (X) (#)Office of the Provostmwack@wsu.eduN/A
ASWSU rep TBD (X)ASWSUPullman2020-21CAPS
Green, Kimberly (X)Office of Assessment of Teaching & LearningDivision of Academic Engagement and Student Achievementkimberly_green@wsu.eduN/ACAPS
Johnson-Shull, Lisa (X)Writing ProgramDivision of Academic Engagement and Student Achievementlisaj@wsu.eduN/AARTS, WRTG, COMM, CAPS
King, Terese (X)Academic Success & Career CenterDivision of Academic Engagement and Student Achievementtaking@wsu.eduN/AHUM, CAPS
Weathermon, Karen (X)First-Year ExperienceDivision of Academic Engagement and Student Achievementkweathermon@wsu.eduN/AHUM, CAPS
Zimmerman, Matt (X)Office of the Registrarmzimmer@wsu.eduN/AHUM, CAPS
Peasley, AnneOffice of Assessment of Teaching and LearningDivision of Academic Engagement and Student Achievementanne.peasley@wsu.eduN/AUCORE Committee Support

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 Academic Engagement and Student Achievement 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 Academic Engagement and Student Achievement 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 Academic Engagement and Student Achievement 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 Leadership

  • The chair shall be appointed by the Vice Provost for Academic Engagement and Student Achievement 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.