Unlike committees, task forces are typically short-term groups, with a specific and narrow scope. The BFC currently has two task forces, both focused on aspects of the General Education program at IU Bloomington:
Future of General Education in the Third Century of the Bloomington Campus
The Taskforce on the Future of General Education in the Third Century of the Bloomington Campus is charged with assessing and reporting on the future of general education on the Bloomington campus, making recommendations for evolutionary changes in its requirements and structure for adoption and implementation. The two specific aspects of general education that the report should address and evaluate are 1) the Future of General Education and 2) the Context for General Education.
John Arthos, English
Clark Barwick, Kelley School of Business
J Duncan, Luddy School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering
Micol Seigel, American Studies
The co-chairs of the GenEd Task Force have established three subcommittees: the Liaison Subcommittee, the Credit Retrieval Subcommittee, and the RCM Subcommittee. For more information about each of these, or to volunteer to serve please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or a task force co-chairs directly.
Sustainability as a General Education Shared Goal
The Task Force on Sustainability as a General Education Shared Goal will explore the expansion of Indiana University Bloomington’s general education requirements for undergraduates to include sustainability-literacy.
The principle objective of the task force is develop a widely-vetted proposal to the Bloomington Faculty Council to amend the BL-ACA-H9 Indiana University Bloomington General Education policy to include Sustainability as a General Education Shared Goal. The task force will develop this proposal over the course of a year in consultation with all Bloomington academic units.
Brian Winterman, Libraries
Sarah Mincey, O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs and Integrated Program in the Environment