Two committees of the University of Colorado system Board of Regents met Wednesday in Denver to discuss issues including online education, diversity and the board’s partisan nature, as well as the upcoming July retreat.
The University Affairs Committee reviewed updates from each campus on both online education and civics programs initiatives.
Regents began discussing instituting civics education more than a year ago. Initially, some regents wanted to create a mandatory civics class, which would have created a precedent of the board dictating curriculum.
However, the board settled on four resolutions regarding civics education, including a recommendation that faculty launch a certificate program on the topic.
Each campus presented its ideas for possible certificates, and more, at Wednesday’s committee meeting.
Only the proposals of the University