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 Suzanne Hill in the Registrar's Office.
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, Retention & Completion Office (ex officio, non-voting).
|Ryan King-White, Chair
|Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
|Learning Technologies, Design & School Library Media
Ex-Officio Voting Members
|Chair, Course Approval Reporting Committee
|Chair, Core Reporting Committee
Ex-Officio Non-Voting Members
|Rector, Honors College
|Dean, Office of Graduate Studies
|Director, Academic Advising, Retention & Completion Office
The University Curriculum Committee meets on the second Monday of each month at 3:30pm during the academic year.
According to the Academic Senate Constitution, the responsibilities of the University Curriculum Committee are:
- 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.
- To approve all undergraduate programs of study.
- To establish guidelines for defining particular degrees.
- To establish guidelines for major and minor requirements.
- To develop policies, in cooperation with the Academic Standards Committee and the Admissions Committee, concerning transfer of credits from other institutions.
- To approve proposals for new degree programs and changes to existing programs.
- To support the efforts of departments and units developing curriculum proposals.
- To review and advise in any instance of potential program/department elimination or “freezing.”
- To oversee changes in courses required by majors that involve curriculum in more than one college or department.
- To mediate any disputes between departments and units developing interdisciplinary programs. 20
- To render decisions in matters of appeal from college or school curriculum committees.
- 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.
- To provide an annual report to the Academic Senate.
- To have overall authority over the two Reporting Committees and to handle any matters
referred to it by the Reporting committees.
- Core Curriculum Reporting Committee
- To approve all new courses for inclusion in the Core Curriculum as well as changes in existing Core courses.
- To participate in review and recertification of Core courses.
- 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.
- To provide an annual report
- Core Curriculum Reporting Committee