Diversity Curriculum Guidelines

Procedure for Adding a Course to the Diversity Requirement Course List

  1. A course can be initiated for consideration in either of two ways: (a) A faculty member may submit a proposal to the chair of the Diversity Commission Curriculum Committee or any of its members (who would then pass the proposal to the chair), or, (b) the Scheduling Coordinator may recommend to the DCCC that a course should be considered.
  2. To be considered by the DCCC, a faculty member would need to electronically submit a course description, course competencies (which include at least one significant competency relating to diversity), and a brief rationale for including the course on the diversity course list. Proposed courses should be submitted by mid-January to be considered for inclusion in the next fall catalog.
  3. Consideration of the proposed courses may be done in a face-to-face meeting of the DCCC, or the submitted materials may be distributed by the chair or designated committee member electronically to the DCCC members with an electronic vote separate for each course being considered. The decision will be determined by a majority of the committee members voting with a quorum of one more than half the committee required. This vote should be completed by the third week in January.
  4. The recommendation of courses by the DCCC would then be presented by the DCCC chair to the Diversity Commission members for final approval. The course descriptions and rationales should accompany the recommendation. The decision will be determined by a majority of the Commission members voting with a quorum of nine members required. This vote would need to be done electronically to have the vote completed by February 1.
  5. The result of the vote by the Diversity Commission must be reported by the DCCC chair to the Scheduling Coordinator who would ensure that the approved courses would be added to the list in the next fall catalog.
  6. The faculty who proposed the courses, the DCCC members, and the Diversity Commission members should be informed of the decision of the Diversity Commission by the DCCC chair.