From the PresidentPosted: Thursday, May 14, 2020
Response to College Senate Recommendation: Policy on Intellectual Foundations Courses
At its April 10, 2020 meeting, the College Senate voted in favor of a resolution on a revision to DOPS Policy on Intellectual Foundations Courses, Policy No. IV: 12:00, presented by the College Senate Curriculum Committee.
BUFFALO STATE COLLEGE
DIRECTORY OF POLICY STATEMENTS
Policy Number: IV: 12:00
Date: July 23, 2008
Subject: Intellectual Foundations Courses
The process for submitting courses for approval as part of the Intellectual Foundations Program is as follows:
- Use the Intellectual Foundations (IF) Narrative form to explain the correspondence between the Intellectual Foundations learning outcomes and the course topical outline. Forms can be found at the College Senate Curriculum Committee (CSCC) website.
- All new or revised curriculum proposals and the Intellectual Foundations Narrative form shall be submitted via the online workflow management system.
- A report notifying the initiator (person who initiates the proposal in the online workflow management system) of the Intellectual Foundations designation (approval, approval with revisions, or rejection) will appear in the online workflow management system.
- The CSCC conducts independent reviews of new and revised course proposals as per Directory of Policy Statement IV.02.00. The Senate Intellectual Foundations Oversight Committee (SIFOC) conducts a parallel review of course proposals for appropriateness in specific Intellectual Foundations (IF) categories.
- Proposals that are rejected for specific IF categories will be returned to the initiator with the CSCC feedback via the online workflow management system. Departments may submit revised IF narratives in the same IF category or a new category via the online workflow management system.
• Proposals that are ejected for a specific IF category that are resubmitted in a new IF category should be accompanied by a course revision proposal that can be independently reviewed in the online workflow management system.
- Courses that are approved for a specific IF category will remain in that category so long as that category’s learning outcomes do not change and the course continues to meet those learning outcomes.
I hereby accept the recommendation of the College Senate and charge the provost with responsibility for overseeing the implementation of this policy change and for communicating the change to the campus community.