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The Diversity Curriculum Review Committee (DCRC) is a standing subcommittee of the Curricular Affairs Committee of the Faculty Senate

Purpose

The DCRC is responsible for the six-credit diversity requirement.  The charge of the Diversity Curriculum Review Committee is to:

  •  develop, maintain and monitor the portfolio of academic courses and experiences in the Diversity Curriculum
  •  review and approve proposed diversity courses
  • solicit proposals for courses that qualify for the designation of "Diversity Course" under categories D1 or D2
  • maintain and implement a policy for review and approval of substitutions and alternatives to the diversity requirement on a case-by-case basis
  • develop and oversee a mechanism for assessing outcomes of the diversity requirement
  • maintain and implement a policy for periodic review of approved diversity courses, stipulating revisions as necessary
  • propose suggested changes to the Diversity requirement, as necessary, to the Faculty Senate
  • support and develop the faculty's capacity to offer diversity courses

Membership

pablo boseDCRC Chair

Pablo Bose: Pablo.Bose@uvm.edu
Associate Professor of Geography and Director of Global and Regional Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Term: 2017-2020

Membership on the DCRC includes:

  • one faculty member from each of the academic units potentially offering diversity courses (baccalaureate degree-granting colleges, schools, and the Honors College)
  • three non-voting ex officio members (VP for Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, the Associate Provost for Teaching and Learning, and the Chair of the Curricular Affairs Committee)
  • up to two members appointed by the Provost or his/her designee, chosen with a view to maintain a diverse, balanced and effective committee
  • membership will not exceed 13 members, including the ex officio members
  • Members serve up to two 3-year terms, but may return to service on the DCRC after a hiatus of two years

DCRC Members

  • Pablo Bose (Chair), College of Arts and Sciences, Term: 2017-2020
  • Vicki Brennan, College of Arts and Sciences, Term: 2016-2019
  • Holly Busier, Honors College, Term: 2018-2019
  • Paulie Cherubini, Undergraduate Student Representative, Term: 2018-2019
  • Evan Eyler, Larner College of Medicine, Term: 2016-2019
  • Nancy Gauvin, Chair Appointed Representative, Term: 2018-2019
  • Clare Ginger, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, Term: 2018-2021
  • Shana Haines, College of Education and Social Services, Term: 2016-2019
  • Sue Kasser, Curricular Affairs Committee Representative, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Term: 2017-2020
  • Joanne Pencak, Grossman School of Business, Term: 2018-2021
  • Jonathan Sands, College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, Term: 2016-2019
  • Scott Schaffer, Libraries, 2017-2020
  • Tao Sun, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Term: 2016-2019

Ex-Officio, non-voting members

  • Laura Almstead, Curricular Affairs Committee Chair
  • Wanda Heading-Grant, Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
  • Brian Reed, Associate Provost for Teaching and Learning

Meetings

The DCRC meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month from 3:00 - 4:30 in Waterman 327 unless otherwise noted.

2018-2019 DCRC Meeting Schedule and Materials

Date Agenda Minutes
September 27, 2018    
October 18, 2018    
November 15, 2018    
December 20, 2018    
January 24, 2019    
February 21, 2019    
March 21, 2019    
April 25, 2019    
May 9, 2019