The instructors engaged in teaching the Arts and Sciences core curriculum are committed to teaching undergraduates as a central aspect of their vocation. The core curriculum is taught by instructors across all ranks, and it is imperative that they are given adequate support and instruction in teaching these courses.
1. Expertise: Core courses are taught by instructors who have expertise in their respective fields and are trained in the modes of analysis and problem solving unique to their specific discipline.
2. Engaging with and inspiring students: Core courses are taught by instructors with a passion for their subject and a joy for teaching. They seek to engage with students from all majors and demonstrate the importance and relevance of their course content to perennial human concerns.
3. Depth and breadth of perspective: Core courses are taught by instructors who have a knowledge of the intricacies of their own field and also how it interrelates with other fields. They are able to convey the significance of their course in light of the core curriculum as a whole.
4. Commitment to the vision for the core curriculum: Instructors teaching core courses recognize which objectives of the vision their specific course is addressing, and they strive to fulfill them.