Core Advisory Committee

Members

Fall 2020 - SPRING 2021

  • Faculty Co-Chair: Cathy Gabor, Rhetoric and Language
  • Administration Co-Chair: Suparna Chakraborty, ADAE
  • Area A Chair: Michelle LaVigne, Rhetoric and Language
  • Area B Chair: Emille Lawrence, Mathematics and Statistics
  • Area C Chair: Heather Hoag, History
  • Area D Chair: Jacqueline Taylor, Philosophy
  • Area E Chair: Lisa Wagner, Psychology
  • Area F Chair: Catherine Lusheck, Art + Architecture
  • School of Management Rep.: Thomas Maier
  • School of Nursing Rep.: John Hurley

Questions? Please contact Ella Frazer (efrazer@usfca.edu), CAS Staff Support to CAC.

Objectives

The objectives of the Core Advisory Committee are to:

  • give faculty representatives an important voice in the development and implementation of the CORE curriculum
  • make policy recommendations to the Dean of Arts and Sciences about revisions or changes to any aspect of the CORE curriculum
  • oversee the six Core Area Subcommittees established to review new course applications, and to establish procedures necessary for submitting and deleting courses in the CORE and to establish transparent rules for evaluation
  • maintain a liaison with the deans of all schools affected by the CORE Curriculum
  • report regularly to the Policy Board on important issues relating to the CORE
  • undertake assessment of the CORE

Areas

The Core Advisory Committee includes six area committees:

  • Area A: Foundations of Communication
  • Area B: Math and the Sciences
  • Area C: Humanities
  • Area D: Philosophy, Theology, and Ethics
  • Area E: Social Sciences
  • Area F: Visual and Performing Arts

CAC Representation Rotation Plan

Academic Year: 2017-2018 – 2023-2024

Area A: Foundations of Communication

Chaired by the Dept. of Rhetoric and Language

Area B: Math and Sciences

  • 2017-2018: Environmental Sciences
  • 2018-2019: Kinesiology
  • 2019-2020: Physics
  • 2020-2021: Mathematics and Statistics
  • 2021-2022: Biology
  • 2022-2023: Chemistry
  • 2023-2024: Computer Science

Area C: Humanities

  • 2017-2018: History
  • 2018-2019: English
  • 2019-2020: Modern and Classical Languages
  • 2020-2021: History
  • 2021-2022: English
  • 2022-2023: Modern and Classical Languages
  • 2023-2024: History

Area D: Philosophy and Theology

  • 2017-2018: Theology and Religious Studies
  • 2018-2019: Philosophy
  • 2019-2020: Theology and Religious Studies
  • 2020-2021: Philosophy
  • 2021-2022: Theology and Religious Studies
  • 2022-2023: Philosophy
  • 2023-2024: Theology and Religious Studies

Area E: Social Sciences

  • 2017-2018: International Studies
  • 2018-2019: Media Studies
  • 2019-2020: Politics
  • 2020-2021: Psychology
  • 2021-2022: Sociology
  • 2022-2023: Economics
  • 2023-2024: Communication Studies

Area F: Visual and Performing Arts

  • 2017-2018: Performing Arts and Social Justice
  • 2018-2019: Art + Architecture
  • 2019-2020: Performing Arts and Social Justice
  • 2020-2021: Art + Architecture
  • 2021-2022: Performing Arts and Social Justice
  • 2022-2023: Art + Architecture
  • 2023-2024: Performing Arts and Social Justice