Diversity Sub-Committee

The Diversity Curriculum Committee is charged by the Faculty Senate with managing the undergraduate diversity requirements and ensuring that these requirements are consistent with Northern Arizona University’s mission. The DCC accomplishes this charge by:

  • ensuring the diversity designated courses introduce students to diverse perspectives from the United States and across the globe;
  • clearly establishing and communicating the purposes and intended learning outcomes of the requirements; 
  • applying criteria aligned with strategic course design as articulated in NAU’s Degree Program Expectations to the review and possible approval of courses for either Global Diversity or US Ethnic Diversity designation for the Academic Catalog,
  • as part of an academic units’ Academic Program Review or Specialized Accreditation process:
    • reviewing academic unit’s Global Diversity or US Ethnic Diversity designated courses to evaluate their alignment to designation criterion,
    • providing recommendations to the academic unit, the academic unit’s Dean, and the Provost for consideration in the academic unit’s Action Plan concerning courses that are found to no longer align with Global Diversity or US Ethnic Diversity designation criterion;
  • approving processes for assessing the learning outcomes of the Global Diversity or US Ethnic Diversity requirements and approving continual improvement efforts for the university-wide requirement, particularly efforts related to student’s achievement of learning outcomes


The Diversity Sub-Committee website provides: