Core Curriculum

The Core Curriculum is Caltech's defining academic experience. Continuous review of Core Curriculum content and assessment of its effectiveness is critical to confirm achievement of desired outcomes. An evaluation of the Core demonstrates Caltech's commitment to Standard One, "Defining Institutional Purposes and Ensuring Educational Objectives", focuses the community on Standard Two, "Achieving Educational Objectives through Core Functions", and Standard Four, "Creating an Organization Committed to Quality Assurance, Institutional Learning, and Improvement". Thorough review and assessment of the Core will be conducted by Caltech's Institutional Research Office; with longitudinal data from the Registrar's Office, the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Outreach, teaching quality feedback surveys, and the undergraduate deans' office.