Baccaulaureate Core Committee
Annual Report 2002-2003
The following were the major activities of the Baccalaureate Core Committee
(BCC) over the past year.
Faculty Senate Executive Committee
Mary Burke, Chair
2002 - 2003 Baccalaureate Core Committee
2002 - 2003 Annual Report
The 2002-2003 members of the Baccalaureate Core Committee were: Mary Burke, Ed Jensen,
Joe Kerkvliet, Janet Lee, Joanne Sorte, Ann Marie VanderZanden, Ruth Vondracek and
Ex-officio members Vicki Tolar Burton and Jin Xing. Madge Patterson attended many of
our meetings to help with development of web site.
- The BCC reviewed twenty-two proposals from OSU faculty members requesting
curricular action. The committee approved twenty-one of the proposals
(four following revision and resubmission); one was withdrawn.
- The committee reviewed four community college courses from LBCC and
Mount Hood. Three were approved and one was rejected. The committee
decided that community colleges submitting bac core proposals must meet
the same criteria as OSU bac core courses.
- The committee continued its mandate to periodically review baccalaureate
The BCC reviewed all Cultural Diversity courses that had been approved
more than five years ago for continued baccalaureate core status in
this area. Fifty-two courses were reviewed. Forty-three requests for
continuation were approved, sometimes after discussion and revision.
Four courses were removed from the category by the offering departments.
Review of ENG 360, HST 350, 351, 381 and 382 was postponed until next
year when faculty members return from sabbatical or new faculty members
are hired to teach the courses.
- Along with the WIC director, the committee developed and approved
guidelines for using an undergraduate thesis to fulfill the WIC requirements.
- In connection with OSU 2007, the BCC has submitted a review of the
Enrollment Management Report. The committee felt strongly that review,
implementation, etc., of curriculum needed to remain under the direction of
Academic Programs. The committee also examined and replied to proposed changes
in the bac core requirements.
- At the last meeting of the year, we meet with the Instructional Computing
Coordinator to suggest changes to make the web site for category II proposals
more users friendly. The committee also requested that our yearly review of bac
core courses be set up so that it could also be done over the web.