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AU Core Staff & Faculty

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The AU Core Committee is charged by the Faculty Senate with the review, recommendation, and evaluation of all courses within the AU Core, and for activities related to the AU Core.

The AU Core Committee comprises all members of its Core Council and subcommittees. It is responsible for developing assessment timelines, processes, and guidelines for assessment of the curriculum, applying those assessments to review and approve new and continuing courses, determining transfer course articulations and other exceptions when needed, advising on other programmatic changes and faculty development as appropriate, and maintaining legacy issues pertaining to the General Education program that it replaced.

AU Core Faculty Chair: Martyn Oliver, College of Arts and Sciences

  • Adam Tamashasky, College of Arts and Sciences, Complex Problems and Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
  • Jeffrey Middents, College of Arts and Sciences, Creative-Aesthetic Inquiry
  • Mary Mintz, University Library, Cultural Inquiry and University Library
  • Lauren Weis, College of Arts and Sciences, Ethical Reasoning
  • Victoria Connaughton, College of Arts and Sciences, Natural-Scientific Inquiry
  • Joanne Allen, College of Arts and Sciences, Socio-Historical Inquiry
  • Nabina Liebow, College of Arts and Sciences, Diversity & Equity
  • Austin Davis, College of Arts and Sciences, Quantitative Literacy
  • Kelly Joyner, College of Arts and Sciences, Written Communication and Information Literacy
  • Douglas KlusmeyerSchool of Public Affairs
  • Jessica Waters, Dean of Undergraduate Education & Vice Provost for Academic Student Services
  • Brad Knight, Director of AU Core and University College
  • Michelle Swiger, AU Experience Program

Chair: Adam Tamashasky, College of Arts and Sciences (2024)

Chair: Jeffrey Middents, College of Arts and Sciences (2024)

Chairs: Ludy Grandas, College of Arts and Sciences (2024) and Mary Mintz, University Library

Chair: Lauren Weis, College of Arts and Sciences (2024)

Chair: Vikki Connaughton, College of Arts and Sciences (2023)

Chair: Joanne Allen, College of Arts and Sciences (2025)

Chair: Nabina Liebow, College of Arts and Sciences (2025)

Chair: Patrick Kelly Joyner, College of Arts and Sciences (2025)

Chair: Austin Davis, School of International Service (2023)