Core Curriculum Committee

The Core Curriculum Committee will provide recommendations to the Provost related to the on-going development, implementation and evaluation of the University’s core curriculum.  This includes the review of:

  1. proposals submitted for specific UTSA courses designed to satisfy the UTSA core curriculum requirements and learning objectives,
  2. existing core curriculum courses regarding their continued inclusion in the Core Curriculum and
  3. all assessment data related to the effectiveness of the existing core curriculum, including data collected related to internal, on-going core course evaluation and results from standardized external instruments.

Recommendations and decisions regarding the core curriculum will be based on the expressed purposes of the core curriculum components and relevant learning objectives.

The Associate Vice Provost for Core Curriculum, in his or her capacity as chair of the Core Curriculum Committee, will submit to the Provost, no later than August 31 of each academic year, a report summarizing the results of the committee's work. Voting members shall serve two-year terms except for the student member who shall serve a one-year term. No voting member shall be eligible to serve more than two consecutive terms.

Structure: 12 members

The Core Curriculum Committee will be appointed by the President or Provost and will consist of the following members:

  • 1 faculty member from each college (7 total)
  • 1 faculty representative from the University College
  • 1 undergraduate student
  • Director of University Assesment (ex officio without vote)
  • Representative from Admissions (ex officio without vote)
  • Associate Vice Provost for Core Curriculum (ex officio without vote)


Mark Appleford, Chair Klesse College of Engineering & Integrated Design Ex Officio
Makiko Fukuda College of Liberal & Fine Arts 8/31/2025
Lucinda Sohn College of Education & Human Development 8/31/2025
Jimi Francis College for Health, Community & Policy 8/31/2025
Pepe Chang Alvarez College of Business 8/31/2025
John Frederick College of Sciences 8/31/2025
August Allo Klesse College of Engineering & Integrated Design 8/31/2025
Maike Hudson University College 8/31/2025
Araceli Ortiz Klesse College of Engineering & Integrated Design 8/31/2024
Rita Mitra Alvarez College of Business 8/31/2024
Alicia Swan College for Health, Community & Policy 8/31/2024
Vacant Student Representative Vacant
Elizabeth Hoff Director of University Assessment Ex Officio
Brandy Garcia Representative from Admissions Ex Officio