Undergraduate Core Curriculum Redesign Task Force

Update: Discovery Mirror/Window Update


USF’s Core Curriculum–the foundation of our undergraduate academic experience–was first adopted in 2002. In light of the Strategic Plan’s call for us to re-imagine Jesuit education, the Provost is initiating a process of review and redesign with the goal of launching a new Core Curriculum in fall 2025. 

In particular, the redesign aims to:

  • Articulate a signature Jesuit experience that will make a USF education distinctive;
  • Equip all undergraduate students with the skills, knowledge and orientation to make meaningful change in their communities and the world.
  • Foreground USF’s commitments to anti-racism, diversity, equity and inclusion, global engagement, experiential learning and environmental justice.
  • Center the literatures, theologies, artistry, scholarship and contributions of the most marginalized in our community and world, in the spirit of the Jesuit apostolic preference for walking with the excluded.
  • Prepare students for meaningful career paths and success beyond their undergraduate studies.
  • Include intentional pathways for transfer students to ensure timely completion of the degree.

The Task Force will conduct a transparent, participatory process of community co-design involving three phases–discovery, discernment, and design. 



  • Jorge Aquino, Associate Professor, Theology and Religious Studies, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Lester Deanes, Assistant Vice President, Student Engagement
  • Louise Goupil, Assistant Professor, Biology, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Heather Hoag, Professor, History, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Rebecca Hong, Vice Provost of Student Success, Inclusive Excellence and Curricular Innovation (Co-Chair)
  • Monika Hudson, Associate Professor, Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Strategy, School of Management
  • John Joseph Hurley, Assistant Professor, Nursing, School of Nursing & Health Professions
  • Poonam Kakodkar, Doctoral Student, School of Education
  • Sabrina Kwist, Associate Vice Provost for Antiracism, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Marvella Luey, Associate Dean for Student Academic and Faculty Services, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Keally McBride, Professor, Politics, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Star Plaxton Moore, Director, Community-Engaged Learning and McCarthy Center Programs
  • Annie Pho, Head of Instruction and Outreach, Gleeson Library
  • Michael Rozendal, Associate Professor, Department of Rhetoric and Language
  • TBA, Undergraduate Student Representative, ASUSF

Please continue to visit this page for updates including the charge, membership and timeline. 

To contact the task force, please email CoreRedesign@usfca.edu.