The primary mission of the Core Curriculum Oversight Committee (CCOC) is to consider all matters relating to The Citadel's core curriculum. Most importantly in accomplishing this mission is for the CCOC to maintain focus on what our students learn from the core curriculum courses.
The Committee on Committees selects one faculty member to represent each of the core curricular areas of study (English, Mathematics, History, the Sciences, the Social Sciences, and Modern Languages) and one representative from each of the schools that does not offer core courses (Education, Engineering, and Business) to serve on the committee. Academic faculty membership is restricted to tenured faculty members who have been employed at The Citadel for at least one full academic year at the time they begin committee service. In addition to the academic faculty members, the committee shall include without voting privileges the current chairperson of the Faculty Committee on Curriculum & Instruction and a designate of the Provost as an administrative liaison.
Academic faculty members serve three-year rotating terms, staggered so that at all times two-thirds of the committee have a collective memory of past decisions. All other members of the committee serve one-year terms. An academic faculty may request a second consecutive term; no faculty member may serve on the committee for more than six years consecutively. If a faculty member cannot complete a term, the Committee on Committees will select another member to fill the un-expired term. Time spent filling a term of another faculty member will not count toward the "six-year" rule outlined above.
The committee shall have a chair selected by committee vote at an organizational meeting held before September 30 of each year. The term of the chair continues until the next committee chair election. A member may not serve as chair for more than three consecutive years. The chair is responsible for scheduling and presiding over committee meetings, representing the committee, and producing an annual report of committee activities.
The committee may form subcommittees to perform specific tasks.
The committee must meet at least twice during each academic year, once each in the fall and spring semesters. The chair must call a meeting if requested in writing by a minimum of one-third of the members. A quorum consists of one-half of the membership.
1. The CCOC gathers, analyzes, and disseminates information relevant to The Citadel's core curriculum.
It is authorized to perform these activities by:
2.The CCOC analyzes information and data through statistical summaries, compilation of written materials, or other established methods. Analyses may provide the College with information pertinent to specific issues, or it may substantiate recommendations for administrative actions.
3.The CCOC disseminates information by means of:
The CCOC will prepare an annual report summarizing its activities for the most recent academic year. The report should include all decisions of the committee. Copies of this report should be made available in hardcopy and electronic format for Citadel faculty, staff, and students.
The CCOC is responsible for the timely dissemination of all reports to Citadel faculty, staff, and students.CCOC reports should be made available through the Daniel Library and ITS network. Reports may contain observations, recommendations, and proposals. For the purposes of information gathering, all reports are considered published information.
The work of the CCOC consists of a series of tasks, or units of work involving the gathering, analysis, and dissemination of information and data. These tasks are accomplished by:
The primary mission of the Core Curriculum Oversight Committee (CCOC) is to consider all matters relating to The Citadel's core curriculum. Most importantly in accomplishing this mission is for the CCOC to maintain focus on what our students learn from the core curriculum courses. This is achieved by:
To ensure the efficiency and quality of committee work, the CCOC is granted a degree of autonomy over its own operations. Upon receipt of a request from another college body, the CCOC will vote to decide upon the request, which may be rejected because
The CCOC may modify its charter in consultation with the Committee on Committees. Proposals for changes to the committee charter go to the Committee on Committees, which negotiates suggested changes with the CCOC and any affected administrative bodies.Consensus requests are forwarded to Faculty Council for approval. In case of lack of consensus, competing proposals are sent to Faculty Council for consideration.