Elon Core Curriculum Council


Membership List Y26P

Bylaws Information

(Information in italics below is repeated from the Faculty Bylaws Article VIII, Section 11.)


  • Director of the Elon Core Curriculum
  • Members of the teaching faculty elected for three-year terms, one from each of the divisions and schools into which the departments are organized, except the Law School, and two at- large from among the teaching faculty. At-large members must represent different divisions. Elections to the Elon Core Curriculum Council occur in a three-year cycle:

Year One

    • One member from the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business
    • One member from the School of Communications
    • One at-large member

Year Two

    • One member from Fine Arts and Humanities
    • One member from Mathematics and Natural Sciences
    • One member from Social Sciences

Year Three

    • One member from the School of Education
    • One at-large member

The Elon Core Curriculum Council will elect annually in May a Chair from among the eight teaching faculty members.

  • Two student members elected for two-year terms, one elected each year
  • Writing Across the Curriculum Director, ex officio
  • Faculty of the Law School are excluded from service on this committee.


  • To advise the Director of the Elon Core Curriculum in implementation of the core curriculum program
  • To work in consultation with the departments to insure that department courses satisfactorily meet Core Curr iculum requirements
  • To provide leadership in creating, modeling, and promoting effective teaching meth ods for Core Curriculum courses
  • To develop and implement assessment criteria and procedures to evaluate courses, student development, and the progress o f the Core Curriculum itself
  • To promote the goals of Core Curriculum across campus
  • To review periodically and make recommendations to the University Curriculum Committee for curricular changes in the core curriculum
  • To approve petitions from departments not included in liberal studies for acceptance for one semester of an appropriate class for credit in the Core Curriculum at the advanced (300-400) level
  • To approve petitions from departments for acceptance of courses ca rrying a Core Curriculum prefix
  • To plan, implement, and review Core Curriculum seminars (first year foundations and advanced)

Information for the Elon Core Curriculum Council


Areas of Committee Concern

The committee is concerned with evaluating, revising, and implementing a viable Core Curriculum component of the curriculum.

Policies and Procedures

  • Committee meetings will be convened by the Chair, at the convenience of the members, to meet the responsibility of the committee.
  • All decisions of the committee are made through normal parliamentary procedure and a majority vote of the members present. A quorum will consist of a majority of the committee membership.
  • The committee meets regularly to discuss proposals for core curriculum seminars, other Core Curriculum course proposals, and proposed alteration to current requirements.
  • The committee recommends to the curriculum committee changes requiring faculty action.

Methods of Reporting To the Campus Community

The Committee Chair will submit a written annual report to Academic Council. On matters deemed to be of general concern, the Council may request that the committee report directly to the faculty.

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