University of Vermont

General Education Diversity Requirement

Diversity Curriculum Review Committee

Diversity Curriculum Review Committee

The Diversity Curriculum Review Committee (DCRC), responsible for the six credit-diversity requirement. To develop, maintain and monitor the portfolio of academic courses and experiences in the Diversity Curriculum. The DCRC will serve as a sub-committee of the Curricular Affairs Committee of the Faculty Senate. The DCRC will be staffed and supported by the Office of the Associate Provost for Multicultural Affairs.


  • Review and approve proposed diversity courses.
  • Develop and oversee a phased-in implementation plan for the diversity requirement.
  • Develop and oversee a mechanism for assessing outcomes of the diversity
  • Propose suggested changes to the Diversity requirement, as necessary, to the
    Faculty Senate.
  • Solicit proposals for courses that qualify for designation as a “Diversity Course”
    under categories 1 or 2.
  • Develop and implement a policy for periodic review of approved diversity courses,
    stipulating revisions as necessary.
  • Develop and implement a policy for review and approval of substitutions and
    alternatives of the diversity requirement on a case-by-case basis.

Membership (see list of current members)

  1. The composition of the DCRC should be one faculty member from each of the
    academic units with baccalaureate degree programs and one to two Provost appointees.
  2. The Chairperson of the DCRC shall be appointed from amongst the Curricular Affairs Committee (CAC) and the chair of CAC shall be a voting ex officio member. The Associate Provost for Multicultural Affairs shall an ex officio member.
  3. The DCRC will consist of a maximum of thirteen (13) members including the two ex-officio members.


1. There will be at least two meetings a semester to address the functions of the DCRC.
2. The presences of six (6) voting members at any meeting shall constitute a quorum.

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