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Liberal Studies Committee

The Liberal Studies Committee is charged with:

  1. Reviewing proposals for Liberal Studies courses, and recommending to the Senate Undergraduate Curriculum Committee the inclusion of those which meet the criteria for Liberal Studies; recommending to the Senate Undergraduate Curriculum Committee the deletion of courses which no longer meet such criteria.
  2. Undertaking periodic reviews of each part of the Liberal Studies program, and recommending to the Senate Undergraduate Curriculum Committee such changes as may be necessary.
  3. Approving proposals for individual sections of the synthesis courses, and reporting its actions to the Senate Undergraduate Curriculum Committee for information.
  4. Making any other recommendations, either to the Senate Undergraduate Curriculum Committee or to other university bodies, which it believes will improve the Liberal Studies program at IUP.
  5. Encouraging the steady growth of library skills; encouraging the meeting of competency skills through examination rather than through credits alone; and encouraging the investigation of values in our society.

The Liberal Studies Committee will not supercede, but will supplement and assist, the university governing bodies which are now established. All curricular proposals presented to the Liberal Studies Committee will be submitted to the Senate Undergraduate Curriculum Committee with the Liberal Studies Committee recommendation for appropriate action by the University Senate.

For instance, a proposal for a new course to the Liberal Studies program will go from the Department through the College to the Liberal Studies Committee, which will look to see if it meets the established criteria for a Liberal Studies course. If it does, then the Committee will send the proposal on to the Senate Undergraduate Curriculum Committee which will, in turn, put it before the Senate for action.

If the course is not intended for Liberal Studies credit, then the Liberal Studies Committee will not be involved, and the procedure will continue to be as it is now.

Liberal Studies Committee Resources

Liberal Studies Committee Members

Liberal Studies Committee Minutes

  • Liberal Studies Program
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    Indiana, PA 15705
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