University Curriculum Committee

The University Curriculum Committee (UCC) is a committee of the Academic Senate and functions to review and promote actions related to curricular change.

The main function of the UCC is to review programmatic curricular changes. Course related changes are handled by the two sub-committees to the UCC, the Core Curriculum Reporting Committee and the Course Approval Reporting Committee. 

Additional informational about the curriculum process is available in Academic Resources.

 For questions about the process or help using CIM, please contact  in the Registrar's Office.

Membership

The University Curriculum Committee shall be composed of one elected faculty member from each college with academic departments, as well as the Library; two students appointed by the SGA for a one year term; the chair of the Course Approval Reporting Committee voting (ex officio); the chair of the Core Reporting Committee voting (ex officio); the Director of the Honors College (or designee, ex officio); a representative of the Provost (ex officio, non-voting); the Dean of the Office of Graduate Studies (ex officio, non-voting); the Registrar (ex officio, non-voting); the Director of the Academic Advising Center (ex officio, non-voting).

Voting Members

Name Department College TERM EXPIRATION

Yong-Yeon Ji

Management CBE 2024
Cassandra Henson Health Science  CHP 2022
Kelly Gray History CLA 2023
Vicki McQuitty Elementary Education  COE 2023

Eric Karikari  

Communication Studies COFAC 2023
Mary Devadas Chemistry  FCSM 2023
Brittni Ballard Library   2024
  SGA    
  SGA    

Ex-Officio Voting Members

Name Role
Sara Hooks Chair, Course Approval Reporting Committee
Subrata Acharya Chair, Core Reporting Committee

Ex-Officio Non-Voting Members

Name Department
Terry Cooney Rector, Honors College
David Ownby Interim Dean, Office of Graduate Studies
Clare Muhoro Assoicate Provost 
Vicki Cohen Director, Academic Advising Center

Meetings

The University Curriculum Committee meets on the second Monday of each month at 3:30pm during the academic year.

Responsibilities

According to the Academic Senate Constitution, the responsibilities of the University Curriculum Committee are:

  1. To study the overall curriculum of the University, to identify areas needing improvement, and if necessary to commission studies to determine the feasibility of curriculum change.
  2. To approve all undergraduate programs of study.
  3. To establish guidelines for defining particular degrees.
  4. To establish guidelines for major and minor requirements.
  5. To develop policies, in cooperation with the Academic Standards Committee and the Admissions Committee, concerning transfer of credits from other institutions.
  6. To approve proposals for new degree programs and changes to existing programs.
  7. To support the efforts of departments and units developing curriculum proposals.
  8. To review and advise in any instance of potential program/department elimination or “freezing.”
  9. To oversee changes in courses required by majors that involve curriculum in more than one college or department.
  10. To mediate any disputes between departments and units developing interdisciplinary programs. 20
  11. To render decisions in matters of appeal from college or school curriculum committees.
  12. To ensure the accuracy of curricular information presented in University, college and department publications.) To receive on a regular basis reports of action taken by college curriculum committees.
  13. To provide an annual report to the Academic Senate.
  14. To have overall authority over the two Reporting Committees and to handle any matters referred to it by the Reporting committees.
    1. Core Curriculum Reporting Committee
      1. To approve all new courses for inclusion in the Core Curriculum as well as changes in existing Core courses.
      2. To participate in review and recertification of Core courses.
      3.  To study the Core Curriculum and identify the areas where change is needed, commissioning studies to determine the feasibility of change to the Core Curriculum, if necessary.
      4.  To provide an annual report

 

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