Section 11. Elon Core Curriculum Council


For procedures, policies, and the names of current members, refer to Elon Core Curriculum Committee Section.


  • 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 Curriculum requirements
  • To provide leadership in creating, modeling, and promoting effective teaching methods for Core Curriculum courses
  • To develop and implement assessment criteria and procedures to evaluate courses, student development, and the progress of 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 carrying a Core Curriculum prefix
  • To plan, implement, and review Core Curriculum seminars (first year foundations and advanced)

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