Inside Linfield - Faculty Resources

Curriculum Committee

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

Voting Members

  • Brittany Teahan, Chair
  • Masayuki Itomitsu, Arts and Humanities
  • TBD, Arts and Humanities
  • Sreerupa Ray, Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • Sarah Coste, Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • Julie Fitzwater, Portland
  • Kiki Fornero, Portland
  • Kyle Putnam, Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • John Sagers, Social and Behavioral Sciences

Ex Officio Members

  • Diane Crabtree, Registrar and Academic Affairs Representative
  • Kathleen Spring, Library Representative
  • Sequoia Lockhart, Student Representative


  • TBD, International Programs Liaison
  • TBD, 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:

  • Masayuki Itomitsu, Arts and Humanities
  • Sreerupa Ray and Sarah Coste, Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • Julie Fitzwater and Kiki Fornero, Portland
  • Kyle Putnam and John Sagers, Social and Behavioral Sciences


September 20, 2020: Deadline for course proposals (new courses, changes to existing courses, and course deletions) for Spring 2021

October 2, 2020: Deadline for Final January Term 2022 off-campus course proposals

November 2, 2020: Deadline for significant changes to a major or minor for next catalog year

January 29, 2021: Deadline for PLACE Proposals for 2022-2023

February 8, 2021: Deadline for small changes to a major or minor for next catalog year

February 20, 2021: Deadline for course proposals for Summer 2021, Fall 2021, and January 2022

March 5, 2021: Deadline for Initial January Term 2023 off-campus proposals

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)

Individuals, Systems, and Societies (IS)

Natural World (NW)

Quantitative Reasoning (QR)

Ultimate Questions (UQ)

Vital Past (VP)

Global Pluralisms (GP)

U.S. Pluralisms (US)