Arts & Sciences Council

Imagining the Duke Curriculum Committee

Office Hours pre-Spring Break (others to be scheduled later):

The IDC committee is actively soliciting faculty inputs. IDC chair Suzanne Shanahan holds weekly office hours to meet with faculty and chat about the curriculum. All faculty are welcome to drop by.

January 25 1-3 pm 102 West Duke
February 1 1-3 pm 102 West Duke
February 10 12-2 pm 102 West Duke
February  17 12-2 pm 102 West Duke
February 24 12-2 pm French Science Center 4214
March 2 12-2 pm French Science Center 4214
March 9 11 am - 1 pm Psychology-Sociology 222

 

Faculty Curriculum Lunchtime Conversations:

The IDC Committee is sponsoring a series of Faculty Curriculum lunchtime conversations.  All faculty are welcome, though RSVP required.

Alexander Rosenberg (Philosophy)/ Thomas Nechyba (Economics and Public Policy)
DATE: Tues., March 22, 12:30-2pm. Lunch served.
LOCATION: 103A Allen Building, West Campus
RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/duke-mar-22

Denise Comer (Thompson Writing Program)/ Leslie Digby (Evolutionary Anthropology)
DATE: Wed, March 23, 12:30-2pm. Lunch served.
LOCATION: 201 Flowers, West Campus
RSVP:  http://tinyurl.com/duke-mar-23

Wahneema Lubiano (Literature/AAAS)/Anne Allison (Cultural Anthropology)
TOPIC: Place of Humanities/Humanistic Social Sciences
DATE: Thurs, March 24, 12:30-2pm. Lunch served.
LOCATION: 101 West Duke Building, The Kenan Institute for Ethics (East Campus)
RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/duke-mar-24

J. Lorand Matory (Cultural Anthropology)/Christopher Walter (Physics)
DATE: Fri, March 25, 12-1:30pm
LOCATION: 101 West Duke Building, The Kenan Institute for Ethics (East Campus)
RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/duke-mar-25

David Malone (Education)/Priscilla Wald (English)
TOPIC: First year course
DATE: Tues, March 29, 11:30am-1pm. Lunch served.
LOCATION: 101 West Duke Building, The Kenan Institute for Ethics (East Campus)
RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/duke-mar-29

Rob Mitchell (English)/Paul Manos (Biology)
DATE: Wed, March 30, 12-1:30pm. Lunch served.
LOCATION: 201 Flowers, Building, West Campus
RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/duke-mar-30

Carol Apollonio (Slavic & Eurasian Studies)/Jonathan Mattingly (Mathematics)
DATE: Thur, March 31, 12-1:30pm
LOCATION: 218 Perkins, West Campus
RSVP:  http://tinyurl.com/duke-mar-31

Peter Lange (Political Science/Sanford)/ Michael Munger (Political Science)
TOPIC: Displinarity/Interdisciplinarity)
DATE: Thur, April 7, 12-1:30pm. Lunch served.
LOCATION: 242 Rubenstein Hall, West Campus
RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/duke-april-7

Owen Astrachan (Computer Science)/ Micaela Janan (Classics)
DATE: Mon, April 25, 12:30-2pm. Lunch served.
LOCATION: Allen Boardroom, Allen Building (2nd floor), West Campus
RSVP: HTTP://tinyurl.com/duke-apr-25

Committee Charge:

The Dean of Arts & Sciences and the Chair of the Arts & Sciences Council of Trinity College charges the Imagining the Duke Curriculum Committee to examine the state of the curriculum and make revisions. The committee’s revisions should respond to three key questions: In its present educational context, can the logic of the curriculum be clarified and simplified? Does the curriculum have a capacity to draw out and challenge students’ curiosity and creativity? Does the curriculum have a capacity to reap the full benefits of the disciplinary and interdisciplinary work of a research university?

Announcement of "Curriculum Big Tweak" - Dean Laurie Patton's Fall 2014 Address to A&S Council

Three Points

Three Years

  1. Clarify and simplify the logic of the curriculum
  2. Create more opportunities for exploration and creativity in the curriculum
  3. Rethink our vision for disciplinarity as embodied by the curriculum
Year 1 - Diagnosis
Year 2 - Proposals
Year 3 - Discussion & Voting

Committees & Members:

Imagining the Duke Curriculum Committee

Ad Hoc Advisory Committee

 

Ex Officio