The Catholic University of America

Faculty Handbook Part I: The Government of the University - A. The Organization of the University

Section 6: Membership in Consortia

Approved by: Board of Trustees
History: Issued --1964
  Revised -- June 2006
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Membership in Consortia:

In 1964, the five private universities in the District of Columbia organized the Consortium of Universities to coordinate the use of their respective facilities and resources for the enrichment of their graduate programs. The privileges of the student interchange thus inaugurated have since been extended to undergraduates as well. The Consortium now consists of 15 institutions: American University, Catholic University of America, Corcoran College of Arts + Design, Gallaudet University, George Mason University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Howard University, Joint Military Intelligence College, Marymount University, National Defense University, Trinity University, Southeastern University, University of the District of Columbia, and University of Maryland at College Park.

A student in an approved degree program may follow courses at other participating institutions that are not offered at this University, subject to the approval of the cognizant Dean and in accord with regulations for registration.

In a faculty exchange arranged through the Consortium, each participating member retains appointment in the home institution under its regulations. Grading systems, class hours, and related matters are regulated by the institution offering the course, which is expected to supply also office facilities, clerical support, and parking space. The participating faculty are expected to maintain office hours at each institution in which they teach.

The School of Theology and Religious Studies participates in the Washington Theological Consortium, founded in 1967 with the University as one of the original member institutions. This Consortium fosters ecumenical academic cooperation through faculty committees, team?taught courses, publication of library guides, cross?listing of course offerings, and student interchange.


Faculty Handbook of The Catholic University of America, 2006 Edition