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:  3:15-4:45 p.m. on  Tuesdays. View a list of meeting dates, location, and deadlines.


Name Department Extension
Jeff Borrowdale Faculty, Social Science 5434
Melanie Brown Curriculum Specialist, Curriculum Office (non-voting) 5362
Helen Faith Dean of New Student Transitions 5266
Jennifer Ferro Faculty, Library 5825
Jeff Harrison Faculty, Language, Literature and Communication 5145
Elijah Herr Director of Financial Aid 3115
Laura Lawver Degree Evaluator, Enrollment Services 5596
Julie Lindsey Faculty, Business/Computer Information Technology 5537
Deidre Lyons Academic Advisor 3244
Gerry Meenaghan Faculty, Co-operative Education 5883
Rosa Lopez Faculty, Career Pathways Coordinator, ABSE 4726
Steve McQuiddy Faculty, Academic Learning Skills 5780
Phil Moore Faculty, Mathematics 5793
Caoimhin O'Fearghail Faculty, Social Science/Criminal Justice 5361
Claudia Owen Faculty, Science, Earth and Environmental Studies 5052
Tammy Salman Faculty, Curriculum Office (non-voting) 5580
Craig Taylor Director, IRAP 5364
Paula Thonney Faculty, Math 5400
Vicki Trier Associate Vice President, Academic and Student Affairs 5315
Dawn Whiting Registrar, Enrollment Services 5686
Paul Wilkins Faculty, Computer Information Technology 5826

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