The BISC has a number of standing committees which are chaired and staffed by BISC faculty members. Where appropriate, we also appoint student members to serve in order to give the student voice to these important forums. The aim of BISC faculty committees is to promote innovation and excellence in all areas of academic work at the castle.
The Curriculum Committee meets at least twice a term to: review draft syllabi, make suggestions for revisions, guide the BISC Executive Director on the selection of courses offered in each term and suggest new possibilities for our curriculum.
The Research Committee meets regularly and hosts research events to develop the BISC’s research potential in all of its dimensions: these range from initiatives taken by students in their courses and independent studies to the original research projects of faculty members. The committee supports full academic freedom.
Experiential Learning Committee
The Experiential Learning Committee aids the BISC Experiential Learning Department by meeting with its staff at regular intervals and producing reports. Among its duties, the committee reviews field studies policies, suggests new possibilities for experiential learning and checks safety procedures on field studies.