University Senate Jan 23, 2012 Trimester PROPOSAL- Excerpts from an email message from Pres. Córdova to Morry Levy and Teri-Reed-Rhoads” * We made it clear today that the design and content of the curriculum, and the structure of the school-year, is the purview of the faculty, and also that it would take many years to fully develop this. My exact quote was: "We are announcing this initiative first because our analysis shows it will have great benefits for our students, yet it will need time to develop thoroughly. We entrust this development to our faculty, who have provenance over the curriculum." * Faculty approvals would be sought at every juncture. The process could take eight years, we said. * We recognize that there would likely be funding needs as a balanced trimester is developed by the faculty. Any funding requests would come to the trustees at the annual presentation of the budget. Such requests would follow in concert with approvals by the appropriate University Senate bodies. * We made it clear in our remarks, after consulting with the regional campus chancellors, that for the time being at least, this is a WL initiative only.
http//www.purdue.edu/faculty/meetings.cfm Please visit the Senate website and examine the posted documents. Questions/suggestions should be addressed to the Committee Chairs, Morry Levy or Joe Camp If useful, plan to have a departmental, college or school Forum on issues- we will provide spokespersons who can answer questions As always, all proposals are subject to amendment and, if approved, to revision as their effectiveness becomes clearer University Senate Jan 23, 2012