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  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

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Curriculum Committee

Mission
The Curriculum Committee participates in shared academic governance by overseeing the College’s educational curricula. 

Working Structure and Responsibilities
The Curriculum Committee receives proposals for changes to the College’s curricula (which may regard new programs or degrees, new courses or course sequences, amendments to existing curriculum, etc.), whose submission is based upon and formatted per the Curricular Review Criteria and Guidelines published in the Faculty Handbook. The Curriculum Committee reviews, approves and submits recommended curricular changes to the Academic Assembly in writing. The Curriculum Committee oversees the Curricular Review Criteria and Guidelines.

Membership
The Curriculum Committee membership consists of one representative from each academic department and/or program. Academic representatives serve on the Committee for two consecutive years. Ex-officio committee members include the Provost, Registrar, Dean of Admissions, Director of Library and Instructional Technology, and one officer of the Executive Board of the SGA. Ex-officio members serve annually. 

Leadership
A Chair or Co-Chairs may lead the committee, at the discretion of committee members, on a staggered term basis. The Chair/Co-Chairs is/are elected from among committee members who have prior service and serves/serve for two consecutive years. The previous Chair, or Co-Chair, is encouraged to remain on the committee for one year following his or her term. The Chair/Co-Chairs serve as the committee’s chief spokespersons and liaisons to the Provost’s Office and Academic Assembly. 

How to Submit a Proposal to the Curriculum Committee:
Download Curricular Review Criteria and Guidelines (Word Document)

 

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