The Strategic Curricular Review Task Force (SCRTF ) began its work in November of
2006 upon the release, by Provost Beth Cunningham, of a memo (link) outlining its
charge. The group began with seven faculty and two student members, and in the spring
of 2007, two additional faculty members were added. In addition, the Director of General
Education, Zahia Drici, has also participated fully in the work of the Task Force.
SCRTF began its review in the spring of 2007, and continuing into the summer, it has
been preparing an overview of its progress for the Fall Faculty Conference on August
24th. To this point, the work of the Task Force has included meeting with departments
and programs, conducting a student survey, studying programs at peer institutions,
and analyzing existing reports and surveys (such as work done by the Assessment Task
Force and by Curriculum Council, for example). In addition, members have communicated
closely with the Writing Study Group, which includes two faculty from the SCRTF.
During the 2007-08 academic year, SCRTF will begin to concentrate on a brief list
of central issues, outlined at the Fall Faculty Conference, in preparation for a published
review of the IWU curriculum in late spring of 2008. Throughout the year, the Task
Force will update faculty on its activities and host various sessions for faculty
members to ask questions and share their thoughts. This website allows faculty members
to communicate directly with the Task Force, at any time, about any aspect of its
work, through the Feedback page. In addition, we will occasionally seek responses
to particular questions, to be posted on this site, throughout the year.