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Core Course Designation

Application Process


Following is the process by which courses are officially designated as fulfilling core learning outcomes requirements in the core curriculum.

  1. Core Course Designation Application completed by instructor (one designated instructor for courses with multiple instructors)
  2. Review by the applicant's department.
  3. Review by committee of the core curriculum.
  4. Recommendation of core designation by committee of the core to the Dean of College

Note: This application process is for core course designation of existing Saint Anselm College courses. Proposed new courses must first be approved as an official course by the college following the usual procedure (department, to Dean to subcommittee, to curriculum committee) before applying for core course designation.

Application Submission and Deadlines


The committee of the core accepts department-approved applications at any time throughout the academic year, but does not guarantee the review of applications for a particular meeting if they are received less than one week before the scheduled meeting time. Upcoming meeting dates:

• January 15, 17, 29
• February 12, 26
• March 12, 26
• April 9, 23
• May (tba)

Please submit one digital copy and one printed copy with signature of department chair of each application to Jane Vendituoli, Faculty Assistant for the Core Curriculum.

Jane T. Vendituoli
Humanities Office, Box 1724
100 Saint Anselm Drive
Manchester, NH 03102-1310
Phone: (603) 641-7720
E-mail: corecurriculum@anselm.edu

Application Forms


Review application tips and examples.  Tips from the committee of the core (PDF/100KB).  Example applications: HI199 (PDF/470KB), BI345 (PDF/480KB)

Print and review Core Course Designation Policies and Procedures (PDF/225KB). Last revised October 25, 2013.  Recent updates: addressing student learning outcomes (policy 1) and distributing student learning outcomes (policy 2).

Download template for learning outcome (.DOT/100KB)

(Optional) Provide feedback for specific learning outcomes (.DOT/84KB).  Note: this feedback will be used to inform the faculty drafting committees that will be responsible for future revisions of the learning outcomes.

List of Approved Core Courses


A complete list of approved core courses is available from the Faculty tab on MyAnselm (Faculty > Course Approvals).