University of Rhode Island

Faculty Senate


University College and General Education Committee

Report #2004-05-1

Diversity Overlay

 

The University College and General Education Committee considered matters related to the Diversity Overlay and agreed that further clarification was necessary.  The UCGE committee agreed that only one course in a foreign language may be applied to the diversity overlay to ensure that students who take foreign language have the opportunity to take courses that examine the role of difference within as well as outside national boundaries.  The Committee therefore recommends that existing section 8.20.24 of the University Manual be amended to read as follows. (Changes are in boldface italics): 

 

Proposed Section 8.20.24

 

8.20.24   To ensure that students are exposed to courses that include a multicultural or diversity requirement, two of the courses taken as part of a student's general education program must include the examining human differences skill.  These two courses shall be selected from courses designated by a "D."  Only one course in a foreign language may be applied to the diversity overlay.  This overlay does not increase the number of credits required in the general education program.

 

Existing section 820.24

 

8.20.24 Two of the courses taken as part of a student's general education program must be selected from courses designated by a "D." This overlay does not increase the number of credits required in the general education program.

 

Members of the UCGE Committee for 2004-05:

Arts and Sciences: *Leo Carroll, SOC, (6)

Arts and Sciences: *Judy Van Wyk, SOC & APG, (05)

Arts and Sciences:  David Heskett, PHY, (06)

Arts and Sciences:  Michael Honhart, HIS, (07)

Business Administration: Douglas Creed, (06)

Engineering: *Leland Jackson, ELE, (05), Chairperson

Human Science and Services:  Peter Blanpied, PEX, (05)

Nursing:  Marlene Dufault, (05)

Pharmacy: Serpil Kislalioglu, BPS, (07)

The Environment and Life Sciences: Conrad Recksiek, FAVS, (06)

University Libraries: Mary MacDonald, (05)

Provost's Representative: Judith Swift, Interim Vice Provost

ASFCCE Representative: Edmund Ferszt, Associate Dean

Student Affairs Representative: Pamela Rohland

Dean of University College: Jayne Richmond

Faculty Senate Coordinator: Sheila Black Grubman

*Senators