Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2013
Important IF Course Reviewing Update
From the Chair of the College Senate Curriculum Committee
During the 2012–2013 academic year, the College Senate Curriculum Committee halted all submissions of courses seeking IF designation. With the revision of the Buffalo State Student Learning Outcomes for the new Intellectual Foundations program (IF 2014) complete, we are ready to accept these submissions again, and in fact will make IF course submissions a priority in fall 2013. While we will continue to consider non-IF-designation courses and programs as time allows, we will give first consideration to IF 2014 courses and to courses and programs needed for accreditation. Please consider waiting to revise other courses in your department until spring 2014 or later. To facilitate the provost’s request for a fall 2014 implementation of the new IF program, associate deans should submit courses seeking IF 2014 designation to the Senate Office as early as possible in the fall semester. This will allow ample time for any necessary revisions and for the approval process. The CSCC roster will be approved at the first College Senate meeting of the 2013–2014 academic year, on September 13, and we will begin to consider courses immediately after our roster is approved. Please direct any questions to Karen Sands-O’Connor, chair of the CSCC.