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Essential Learning

Established by Faculty Senate as a sub-committee of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, the Essential Learning Committee was convened in Academic Year 2014-15 to review the Essential Learning curriculum.

The Essential Learning Committee also approves specific sections of the Maverick Milestone, the capstone course of the Essential Learning program.

Forms and Instructions

Essential Learning Course Review

Request to Teach a Milestone Course

2017-2018 Membership

Doug O'Roark: Social and Behavioral Sciences; Chair

Kyle McQuade; Biological Sciences

Brian Fraser; Business

Lisa Driskell; Computer Science, Mathematics, and Statistics

Anne Gillies; Teacher Education

Diana Bailey; Health Sciences

Julie Barak; Languages, Literature, and Mass Communication

Tim D'Andrea; Physical and Environmental Science

Steve Merino; Social and Behavioral Sciences

Kris Dietrich; Theatre Arts

Ex-Officio Positions

Assistant Vice-President of Academic Affairs: Kurt Haas

Library Representative: Laureen Cantwell

Director of Assessment of Accreditation Support: Bette Schans

Paula Casey

2016-2017 Membership

Doug O'Roark, History; Chair

Julie Barak; Languages, Literature, and Mass Communication

Tim D'Andrea, Chemistry

Kris Dietrich; Theatre Arts

Lisa Driskell, Mathematics

Brian Fraser; Business

Anne Gillies; Teacher Education

Kyle McQuade, Biology

Ex-Officio Positions

Assistant Vice-President of Academic Affairs: Kurt Haas

Library Representative: Laureen Cantwell

Director of Assessment of Student Learning: Bette Schans

Paula Casey

2015-2016 Membership

Kurt Haas, English; Chair

Blake Bickham, Teacher Education

Tim D'Andrea, Chemistry

Lisa Driskell, Mathematics

Emma Fleck, Business

Kyle McQuade, Biology

Doug O'Roark, History

Shanell Sanchez, Criminal Justice

Stacie Schreiner, Nursing

Ex-Officio Positions

Assistant Vice-President of Academic Affairs: Steve Werman

Library Representative: Laureen Cantwell

Director of Assessment of Student Learning: Bette Schans

2014-2015 Meeting Minutes

11/12/2014 Minutes |
Minutes approved by the UCC on 12/11/2014

11/19/2014 Minutes |
Minutes approved by the UCC on 12/11/2014

12/3/2014 Minutes  |
Minutes approved by the UCC on 2/26/2015

2/11/2015 Minutes  | 
Minutes approved by the UCC on 2/26/2015

2014-15 Membership

Kurt Haas, English; Chair

Blake Bickham, Teacher Education

Kelly Coffin, Nursing

Tim D'Andrea, Chemistry

Lisa Driskell, Mathematics

Kyle McQuade, Biology

Doug O'Roark, History

Shanell Sanchez, Criminal Justice

Richard Vail, Business