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
Humanities and the Arts
Social and Behavioral Analysis
Quantitative Thinking and Problem Solving
Written and Oral Communication
Upper-Level Writing Intensive Course
Please contact Associate Provost Sollenberger or Campus Assessment Coordinator Pennock if you have any questions.