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Curriculum Committee

The Curriculum Committee reviews the curricular programs of the college and makes recommendations on curricular matters to the Faculty Assembly.

Voting Members

  • Kaarina Beam, Chair
  • Marie Noussi, Arts and Humanities
  • Janet Gupton, Arts and Humanities
  • Sreerupa Ray, Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • Martin Dwomoh-Tweneboah, Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • Paul Smith, Portland
  • Kim Kintz, Portland
  • Kyle Putnam, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Jeff Peterson, Social and Behavioral Sciences

Ex Officio Members

  • Diane Crabtree, Registrar
  • Jackson Miller, Academic Affairs Representative
  • Susan Barnes Whyte, Library Representative
  • Student Representative to be announced


  • Kim Kintz, International Programs Liaison
  • Martin Dwomoh-Tweneboah, Online and Continuing Education Liaison

Course Proposals, Deletions and Changes

Linfield uses an online submission system for proposals for new courses, changes to existing courses, course deletions and changes to a major or minor.

Prior to entering information into the online forms, you may want to fill out the “old” MS Word Course Proposal Form, Course Deletion Form, or Changes to Existing Course Form and then cut and paste the appropriate text into the online form. This will ensure that you do not lose any information should you encounter any network problems. 

Before you submit any proposals, you should consult with your divisional representative to ensure that your proposal meets all of the necessary requirements:

  • Janet Gupton, Arts and Humanities
  • Sreerupa Ray, Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • Paul Smith, Portland
  • Kyle Putnam, Social and Behavioral Sciences


September 20, 2017: Deadline for course proposals (new courses, changes to existing courses, and course deletions) for Spring 2018
October 2, 2017: Deadline for Final January Term 2019 off-campus course proposals
January 31, 2018: Deadline for PLACE Proposals for 2019-2020
February 19, 2018: Deadline for significant changes to a major or minor
February 20, 2018: Deadline for course proposals for Summer 2018, Fall 2018, and January 2019
March 5, 2018: Deadline for Initial January Term 2020 off-campus proposals
March 19, 2018: Deadline for small changes to a major or minor


Curriculum Committee A

Kaarina Beam (Chair), Sreerupa Ray, Janet Gupton, Paul Smith, Kyle Putnam

Curriculum Committee A focuses on:

  1. course proposals;
  2. changes to existing academic programs, policies and procedures;
  3. coordination of the evaluation of PLACE themes;
  4. assessment; and
  5. review of the Registrar's recommendations for student petitions.

Curriculum Committee B

Kaarina Beam (Chair), Martin Dwomoh-Tweneboah, Kim Kintz, Marie Noussi, Jeff Peterson

Curriculum Committee B focuses on:

  1. issues concerning Online and Continuing Education (OCE);
  2. proposals for Jan Term off-campus courses;
  3. issues relating to International Programs; and
  4. assessment of the daily schedule.

PLACE Working Group

The PLACE Working Group is formed as needed to evaluate faculty proposals for PLACE themes. The working group is responsible for reviewing PLACE theme proposals solicited by the Curriculum Committee, evaluating submissions based on established criteria, and making a recommendation to the Curriculum Committee.

Linfield Curriculum Working Groups

The Curriculum Committee oversees eight Working Groups, who are responsible for Linfield Curriculum designations and assessment of Linfield Curriculum learning outcomes. These assessments are reported annually as part of the Faculty Teaching and Learning Lunch series.

Creative Studies (CS)

  • Brenda DeVore Marshall (TACA)
  • Liz Obert (ARTS)
  • Daniel Pollack-Pelzner (ENGL)
  • Anna Song (MUSC), chair

Individuals, Systems, and Societies (IS)

  • Hillary Crane (SOAN)
  • Masayuki Itomitsu (GLCS)
  • Brittany Teaham (ECON)
  • Gennie VanBeek (EDUC)

Natural World (NW)

  • Megan Bestwick (CHEM)
  • Deborah Canepa (HHPA), chair
  • Michael Crosser (PHYS)
  • Catherine Reinke (BIOL)

Quantitative Reasoning (QR)

  • Chuck Dunn (MATH), chair
  • Dan Ford (COMP)
  • Joelle Murray (PHYS)
  • Jeremy Weisz (BIOL)

Ultimate Questions (UQ)

  • Brenda DeVore Marshall (TACA), chair
  • Michael Huntsberger (JAMS)
  • Jesús Ilundáin (PHIL)
  • Jennifer Williams (RELS)

Vital Past (VP)

  • Jamie Friedman (ENGL)
  • Janet Gupton (TACA)
  • John Sagers (HIST)
  • Sonia Ticas (MDLA), chair

Global Pluralisms (GP)

  • Kaarina Beam (PHIL)
  • Dawn Nowacki (POLS), chair
  • David Sumner (ENGL)
  • Jennifer Williams (RELS)

U.S. Pluralisms (US)

  • Dawn Graff-Haight (HHPA)
  • Barbara Seidman (ENGL), chair
  • Brittany Teahan (ECON)
  • Lisa Weidman (JAMS)