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University Core Renewal Committee

core curriculum

The University Core Renewal Committee (UCRC) coordinates and manages the Boston College Core Curriculum. Composed of sixteen faculty, administrative, and student representatives, the committee is leading university-wide efforts to renew the Core Curriculum as a vital part of a Boston College undergraduate education. It promotes interdepartmental and faculty/staff collaboration and innovation. In 2016–2017, the UCRC is focusing on three priorities: systematizing the Core that has existed since 1991; managing the second year of Core Renewal Pilot classes and preparing for a third round in 2017–2018; and organizing assessment of the Core in preparation for Boston College’s 2017 external accreditation visit. Different subcommittees of the UCRC address each of these priorities.

For questions and concerns, please contact the UCRC chair, Julian Bourg, Associate Dean for the Core at: core@bc.edu

The 2016-2017 members of the UCRC

Robert Bartlett (Political Science)

Julian Bourg (History; Associate Dean for the Core)

Patrick Byrne (Philosophy)

Dawei Chen (Mathematics)

Sean Clarke (Connell School of Nursing)

Mary Crane (English; Institute for the Liberal Arts)

Brian Gareau (Sociology)

Lisa Goodman (fall—Lynch School of Education)

Charles Keenan (Assistant Director of the Core)

Gail Kineke (Earth & Environmental Sciences)

Elida Laska (spring—Lynch School of Education)

Richard McGowan, S.J. (Carroll School of Management)

Franco Mormando (Romance Languages & Literature)

Stephen Pope (Theology)

John Rakestraw (Center for Teaching Excellence)

Virginia Reinburg (History)

Akua Sarr (Vice-Provost for Academic Affairs)