Foundations Board

 
Chair: Jean Okumura

Forms

Foundations Designation Process

The Foundations Board reviews all requests that a course be designated as satisfying an AA degree Foundations requirement. Requests are submitted directly from the Department Chair to the Chair of the Foundations Board, Jean Okumura.

Carefully review the Hallmarks and the explanatory notes for the Foundations category of interest when deciding whether to propose a course, as your proposal will need to demonstrate clearly how the course meets each Hallmark. It may help to review proposals for other courses that have been accepted in that category. Course SLOs need to be linked with the hallmarks where possible.
Also, the departments should be aware that:

  • If a course is accepted, all sections of the course will carry the Foundations designation and be required to meet the Hallmarks each time the course is taught.
  • Once given a Foundations designation, the course cannot have a Focus or Diversification designation. Since Writing Intensive is a Focus requirement at UH-Manoa, when students transfer to UH-Manoa, a course cannot satisfy both a foundations designation and writing intensive focus.
  • Effective March 2007, students may take Diversification courses from the same department as their Foundations Global & Multicultural courses. 
  • If the WCC Foundations Board approves your course, it will articulate to UH-Manoa, UH-West Oahu, Maui College, Honolulu Community College, Kapiolani Community College, and Leeward Community College as meeting their Foundations requirements. 
  • If the Board determines that the proposal does not adequately address the Hallmarks, the proposal may be revised and resubmitted. If the course needs substantial revision, Curriculum Committee action will be required.
  • If a new course is being developed, it may be submitted simultaneously to both the Curriculum Committee and the Foundations Board, but the Board will wait for a Curriculum decision by Faculty Senate before acting.
  • If approved, the course designation will last 5 years beginning in the fall semester and require renewal during the final year.

(last updated) Fall 2015

 


Resources


Written Communications (FW)

COURSE

ORIGINAL DATE

END DATE

NEXT RENEWAL DUE

ENG 100

Fall 2003

Summer 2018

Fall 2017

 

Symbolic Reasoning (FS)

COURSE

ORIGINAL DATE

END DATE

NEXT RENEWAL DUE

ICS 141

Fall 2010

Summer 2021

Fall 2020

ICS 241

Fall 2016

Summer 2021

Fall 2020

MATH 100

Fall 2003

Summer 2018

Fall 2017

MATH 103

Fall 2008*

Summer 2018

Fall 2017

MATH 111***

 

Summer 2008

 

MATH 112

Spring 2007

Summer 2018

Fall 2017

MATH 115**

 

Summer 2009

 

MATH 135

Fall 2008*

Summer 2018

Fall 2017

MATH 140

Fall 2003

Summer 2018

Fall 2017

MATH 203

Fall 2003

Summer 2018

Fall 2017

MATH 205

Fall 2003

Summer 2018

Fall 2017

PHIL 110

Fall 2003

Summer 2018

Fall 2017

*Prior to Fall 2008, Math 103/135 satisfied FS for the AA degree only.
**Math 115 satisfied FS for the AA degree only until summer 2009.
***Math 111 satisfied FS for the AA degree only until summer 2008.

Global/Multicultural Perspectives (FG)

COURSE & GROUP

ORIGINAL
DATE

END DATE

NEXT RENEWAL DUE

ANTH 151 (A)

Spring 2015

Summer 2019

Fall 2018

ANTH 152 (B)

Fall 2015

Summer 2020

Fall 2019

ART 175 (A)

Fall 2016

Summer 2021

Fall 2020

ART 176 (B)

Fall 2016

Summer 2021

Fall 2020

GEOG 102 (B)

Fall 2015

Summer 2020

Fall 2019

HIST 151 (A)

Fall 2003

Summer 2018

Fall 2017

HIST 152 (B)

Fall 2003

Summer 2018

Fall 2017

REL 150 (C)

Fall 2008

Summer 2018

Fall 2017