Course Review Process

The Dearborn Discovery Core Subcommittee has the responsibility of reviewing all faculty requests for course approvals into the Dearborn Discovery Core. The Subcommittee shall meet once in early Fall semester and twice in the Winter semester. 

All faculty who are seeking to have courses approved to be a part of the Dearborn Discovery Core need to follow one of two processes:

1) All existing courses requiring no changes (i.e., course description change, etc.) can be sent directly to Campus Assessment Coordinator Pennock.

2) New courses must go through the regular curriculum review process within a faculty memberís college before being submitted for inclusion in the Dearborn Discovery Core.

To initiate the general education course approval process, faculty need to complete one of the Dearborn Discovery Core Action Request Forms for a given category of the general education program (e.g., Written and Oral Communication, Quantitative Thinking and Problem Solving, Critical and Creative Thinking, etc.). Faculty should consult with their discipline/program colleagues when making a determination to propose a course for inclusion into the Dearborn Discovery Core. All completed forms can be sent directly to Campus Assessment Coordinator Pennock unless the facultyís college and/or department has stipulated additional review requirements. 

Important features of the review process:

A course approved for the Dearborn Discovery Core is valid for all future semesters unless that course is not offered within a two-year period or faculty fail to complete an assessment report when required to do so.

Dearborn Discovery Core Action Request Forms

Note: Please download the Dearborn Discovery Core Action Request Forms and save them on your computer prior to entering any data.


Exemplar Course Forms and Supporting Documents

Critical and Creative Thinking

EDT 211: Dearborn Discovery Core Action Request Form, Syllabus and Supporting Documents
WGST 303: Dearborn Discovery Core Action Request Form, and Syllabus

Humanities and the Arts

ARTH 101: Dearborn Discovery Core Action Request Form and Syllabus'

MHIS 100: Dearborn Discovery Core Action Request Form, and Syllabus

Intersections

EXPS 410: Dearborn Discovery Core Action Request Form and Syllabus

MKT 457: Dearborn Discovery Core Action Request Form, and Syllabus

WGST 303: Dearborn Discovery Core Action Request Form, and Syllabus

Natural Sciences

NSCI 233: Dearborn Discovery Core Action Request Form, Syllabus and Supporting Documents

CHEM 100Dearborn Discovery Core Action Request Form

GEOG 203: Dearborn Discovery Core Action Request Form, and Syllabus

Social and Behavioral Analysis

CHE 101Dearborn Discovery Core Action Request Form and Syllabus

POL 101: Dearborn Discovery Core Action Request Form and Syllabus

ANTH 101: Dearborn Discovery Core Action Request Form, and Syllabus

Quantitative Thinking and Problem Solving

MATH 115: Dearborn Discovery Core Action Request Form, Syllabus and Supporting Documents.

MATH 104: Dearborn Discovery Core Action Request Form, and Syllabus

Written and Oral Communication

COMP 105: Dearborn Discovery Core Action Request Form and Syllabus

COMP 106: Dearborn Discovery Core Action Request Form and Syllabus

Upper-Level Writing Intensive Course

EXPS 420: Dearborn Discovery Core Action Request Form and Syllabus

SOC 413: Dearborn Discovery Core Action Request Form

Capstone Experience

CIS 4952/4962: Dearborn Discovery Core Action Request Form, Syllabus, and Supporting Documents.

EXPS 420: Dearborn Discovery Core Action Request Form, Syllabus, and Supporting Documents.

ECON 4015: Dearborn Discovery Core Action Request Form, and Syllabus

HIST 4999: Dearborn Discovery Core Action Request Form, and Syllabus

 

Please contact Associate Provost Sollenberger or Campus Assessment Coordinator Pennock if you have any questions.