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

People and Committees

The UCORE curriculum is administered by the Office of the Provost (Mary Wack, Vice Provost for Academic Engagement and Student Achievement) in collaboration with the UCORE Director, and the UCORE faculty committee.

Questions may be directed to Clif Stratton.

UCORE Committee

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

  • 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 UCORE requirements and policies, as available on this website.
  • Administers the Richard Law Award for Outstanding Teaching in UCORE courses.
  • 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 Assessment for Curricular Effectiveness (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.

  • 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.
FacultyDepartment or SchoolCollege or UnitCampusEmailTermSub-Committee Assignments
Stratton, Clif (F)
(Director, Cmte Chair)
HistoryCollege of Arts & SciencesPullmanclif.stratton@wsu.edu2019-24BSCI. PSCI, CAPS
Boden, Ruth (F)School of MusicCollege of Arts & SciencesPullmanr.boden@wsu.edu2019-22ARTS, WRTG, COMM, 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.edu2018-21SSCI. QUAN, 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.edu2019-22SSCI, QUAN, CAPS
Irom, Bimbisar (F)Communication & SocietyMurrow College of CommunicationPullmanb.irom@wsu.edu2018-21ARTS, WRTG, COMM, 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
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
Dylan Good (X)ASWSUCollege of Arts & SciencesPullmanaswsu.academic@wsu.edu2020-21SSCI, QUAN, CAPS
Green, Kimberly (X)Office of Assessment for Curricular EffectivenessDivision 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

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

Subcommittee for Assessment

The UCORE Assessment Subcommittee is intended to help faculty, departments, and university leadership determine to what extent undergraduates are achieving WSU’s Seven Learning Goals. Faculty participate on UCORE’s subcommittee for assessment and also contribute to assessment of key programs and courses. Assessment is a collaborative process that includes faculty, students, staff, administrators, and others. The Office of Assessment for Curricular Effectiveness (ACE) assists with UCORE assessment, by supporting or managing specific assessment initiatives, analyzing and reporting results, and maintaining the website and archives.

See the UCORE Assessment website for the current membership of the subcommittee, and UCORE’s assessment (built on the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment’s transparency framework)—as well as specific assessment initiatives, results and uses.