Curriculum and Degree Requirements Committee

Curriculum and Degree Requirements Committee (CDRC)

Mission: To review all credit curriculum proposals and make recommendations for revisions and approval to the Academic and Student Affairs office. Reports to Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs.

Facilitator: Office of Curriculum and Scheduling 

Membership: Rotating faculty, staff, and managers appointed to represent stakeholders in the curriculum development process. Faculty are appointed by Faculty Council.

When members are selected: Fall term each year 

Length of membership: Three years 

Roles/duties of committee members: Read and critically review all curriculum proposals; advise faculty on their proposals; participate in committee decisions, recommend curricular changes; make recommendations about approval to the Academic and Student Affairs office, and serve on subcommittees for special projects. 

Meeting Times: View meeting times, dates, locations, and deadlines.


Name Department
Jeff Borrowdale Faculty, Social Science
Melanie Brown Curriculum Specialist, Curriculum Office (non-voting)
Shamra Clark Faculty, Cooperative Education
Dean of New Student Transitions
Jennifer Ferro Faculty, Library
Jeff Harrison Faculty, Language, Literature and Communication
Elijah Herr Director of Financial Aid
Paul Jarrell VP, Academic and Student Affairs
Laura Lawver Degree Evaluator, Enrollment Services
Julie Lindsey Faculty, Business/Computer Information Technology
Deidre Lyons Academic Advisor
Rosa Lopez Faculty, Career Pathways Coordinator, ABSE
Steve McQuiddy Faculty, Academic Learning Skills
Phil Moore Faculty, Mathematics
Caoimhin O'Fearghail Faculty, Social Science, Criminal Justice
Claudia Owen Faculty, Science, Earth and Environmental Science
Tammy Salman Faculty, Curriculum Office (non-voting)
Paula Thonney Faculty, Math
Dawn Whiting Registrar, Enrollment Services
Paul Wilkins Faculty, Computer Information Technology

Cultural Literacy Subcommittee

  • Michael Samano (Chair), Faculty, Social Science, Ethnic Studies
  • Susie Cousar, Faculty, Health Education
  • Suzanne Williams, Faculty, Social Science, Sociology
  • Phil Martinez, Dean, Social Science

Health/Wellness/Fitness Subcommittee

  • Susie Cousar (Chair), Faculty, Health Education
  • Leslie Greer, Faculty, Dental Assisting
  • Sharrie Herbold, Faculty, Health Education
  • Grady O'Connor, Faculty, Physical Education
  • Wendy Simmons, Faculty, Health and PE

Sustainability Subcommittee

  • Claudia Owen
  • Luis Maggiori
  • Susie Cousar