External Consultants’ Report on Core Goals and Implementation

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students,

As most of you are aware, the college hired external consultants to talk to faculty, students, and alumni regarding perceptions of the Core goals and the current Core implementation. The consultants were asked to inquire along the seven questions pasted below, and the conversations took place on Monday, March 6. We have recently received the consultants’ report and are sharing it with you now to help inform campus conversations regarding the Core moving forward.

We invite you to attend the community forum on Monday, April 24, from 4:15-5:30 p.m. in Galileo-McAlister to discuss preparations for the core program review starting in the fall and student involvement in the process.

Many thanks to all of you who were able to take part in this process.

Best regards,

Faculty Executive Committee


  1. From an external perspective, what would you say are our goals as a college for the Core?
  2. How well does the Core currently achieve these goals?
  3. How well does the current Core address the College Mission Statement?
  4. How well does the current Core meet the needs and interests of our students?
  5. What effect does the Core have on faculty?
  6. Given the goals and constraints, what are some pathways we could explore to improve our Core?
  7. What is our vision for the Core Curriculum moving forward?