CPRT Formation Announcement by Lisa Sullivan

Dear HMC Community,

I am pleased to announce the formation of the Core Curriculum Planning Team (CRPT), a multi-constituency committee that will oversee our preparation for an external review of the Core curriculum in late fall 2017.  As Core Curriculum Director, the chair equivalent for the Core, Tom Donnelly will lead the CRPT.  Other team members are: Erika Dyson, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and member of FEC; Nancy Lape, Associate Professor of Engineering and member of FEC; Marissa Lee ‘ 18, ASHMC Senate Chair;  Ran Libeskind-Hadas, Professor of Computer Science; Laura Palucki Blake, Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness; David Sonner, HMC Alumni Association President; and Julia Wang ’20, ASHMC Executive Committee Member.

The CRPT, established according the HMC program review guidelines, will have four primary tasks: 1) assisting with the selection of the external review team; 2) preparing the Core self study; 3) communicating with all campus constituencies as the College prepares for the Core Review; and 4) planning the external review.

The full charge of the CRPT is attached here.  Please note that the planning team is not tasked with a redesign of the Core, but rather with gathering and synthesizing relevant information for the external review team and encouraging broad participation in the self study.

The Core Review Planning Team will begin their work immediately and will be active through the summer in preparation for the self study and a campus-wide core visioning exercise early in the fall term.  As the body tasked with the self study, the CRPT will reach out to departments, committees, and other relevant bodies for data and analysis, as necessary.  The committee will also serve as the clearinghouse for any ad hoc studies related to the Core.

The CRPT will reach out to the HMC community within the next several weeks with information about its near term schedule of activities. Please feel free to contact any members of the planning team, or me, with questions or concerns.