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Signature Course Advisory Committee

The Signature Course Advisory Committee (SCAC) provides faculty oversight to the Signature Course program. Representing a diverse set of disciplines, areas of expertise, and perspectives, this committee provides oversight to the Signature Course program.

Name School/College SCAC Position
John Bartholomew, Ph.D. College of Education Faculty representative
Robert Crosnoe, Ph.D. College of Liberal Arts Faculty representative
Patrick Davis, Ph.D. College of Pharmacy Faculty representative
Juan Dominguez, Ph.D College of Liberal Arts Faculty representative
Lori Holleran Steiker, Ph.D. School of Social Work Faculty representative, Chair
Chiu-Mi Lai, Ph.D. College of Liberal Arts Faculty representative
Patty Moran Micks, M.Ed. School of Undergraduate Studies Ex-officio member
Kaytlen Powers School of Undergraduate Studies Ex-officio member
Richard Reddick, Ph.D. College of Education Faculty representative
Suzanne Seriff, Ph.D. College of Liberal Arts Faculty representative
Bartholomew Sparrow, Ph.D. College of Liberal Arts Faculty representative
Michael Starbird, Ph.D. College of Natural Sciences Faculty representative

Mission Statement

The mission of the SCAC is to ensure the quality of Signature Courses including proposals, implementation, and teaching techniques, while also sharing best practices, and meeting the unique needs of the undergraduate students.

The role of the SCAC is to

  • Improve the quality of the Signature Courses
  • Work with faculty members on syllabi development and revision
  • Work with faculty members on editing proposals
  • Approve or deny recommendations on new Signature Course proposals as appropriate
  • Advise the SCAC chair, UGS dean, and Signature Course program coordinator on new ideas and initiatives
  • Work with faculty on teaching, feedback, and course delivery
  • Make recommendations on course restrictions, special exceptions, and similar matters