University Curriculum Committee

The University Curriculum Committee (UCC) is a sub-committee of the University 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. 

The Curriculum Committee shall have two standing sub-committees committees that handle designated curriculum matters and report back to the curriculum committee. These are the Course Approval Reporting Committee and the Core Curriculum 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 Curriculum Committee shall be composed of nine faculty members appointed in such a way that each of the colleges or schools with academic departments and the library shall be represented, chair of the Course Approval Reporting Committee voting ex officio, chair of the Core Reporting Committee voting ex officio, two students appointed by the SGA President, a representative of the Provost ex officio, the Dean of the Office of Graduate Studies ex officio, the Registrar  ex officio, the Director of the Academic Advising Center ex officio, and Dean of University Libraries ex officio. 

Voting Members

Name/Term Expiration Department
Emily Baily (2020)  Philosophy & Religious Studies (CLA)
Sergiy Borodchov (2020) Mathematics (FCSM) 

Michaël Dewally (2018)

Finance (CBE)

 Alhena Gadotti (2019)

At-Large

 Nhung Hendy (2019)

Management (CBE)
Alicia Mueller (2020) Music (COFAC) 
Gail Parr, Chair (2019) Kinesiology (CHP)
Laksamee Putnam (2018) Library
Stephen Schroth (2020) Early Childhood Education (COE)

Ex-Officio Voting Members

Name Role
Marion Cockey Chair, Course Approval Reporting Committee
Rod Stump Chair, Core Reporting Committee

Ex-Officio Non-Voting Members

Name Department
Alicia Akell-Kleis Associate Director, University Admissions
Janet DeLany Dean, Office of Graduate Studies
Bob Giordani Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management/Registrar
John McKusick Director, Academic Advising Center
Mary Ranadive Associate Librarian for Administrative Services, University Libraries

Meetings

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

Responsibilities

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

  1. To approve all undergraduate programs of study. 
  2. To establish guidelines for defining particular degrees. 
  3. To approve new degree programs. 
  4. To determine disciplines and courses that may fulfill general university requirements.
  5. To establish University-wide guidelines and definitions concerning credits, level, prerequisites, types of courses, and special learning experiences.
  6. To develop policies, in cooperation with the Academic Standards Committee and the Admissions Committee, concerning transfer of credits from other institutions. 
  7. To approve all new courses and changes in existing courses by college or school curriculum committees.
  8. To support the efforts of departments and units developing curriculum proposals.
  9. To mediate any disputes between departments and units developing interdisciplinary programs. 
  10. To insure the accuracy of curricular information presented in University, college, school, and department publications. 
  11. To study the overall curriculum of the University and identify the areas where strengthening is needed and commission, if need be, studies to determine the feasibility of curriculum change.
  12. To establish guidelines for major and minor requirements. 
  13. To oversee changes in courses required by majors that involve curriculum in more than one college or school.
  14. To render decisions in matters of appeal from college or school curriculum committees. 
  15. To receive on a regular basis reports of action taken by college or school curriculum committees.
  16. To provide an annual report to the University Senate.

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