With funding from the Teagle Foundation’s “Faculty Planning and Curricular Coherence” Initiative, San Francisco State has launched a new initiative in faculty-led curriculum design. By establishing faculty communities of practice within and across the disciplines, this initiative aims to identify and share the questions and processes that lead to successful curricular change in academic programs.
Following a campus-wide call for proposals in the spring, a subcommittee of members from CRAC and APRC selected eight programs to launch the three-year initiative. On August 28, representatives from these programs met with curriculum specialist Amy Driscoll to develop plans for their curriculum redesign projects. Over the year ahead, faculty representatives of participating departments will join a campus-wide learning community to share and reflect on principles of successful curriculum redesign, while their departments develop and implement their plans.