Graduate Curriculum Committee

Purpose & Function:

The Graduate Curriculum Committee

  • reviews proposals and makes recommendations for new graduate programs;
  • approves graduate level curriculum changes proposed by each college including new programs, new courses, and substantive modifications of current courses;
  • examines existing programs and courses to minimize duplication of course content;
  • coordinates and reviews as necessary the internal program or college evaluation process, including outcomes and assessment plans;
  • provides input into joint degree programs;
  • investigates and provides input into joint graduate level ventures among the colleges.

Membership & Selection:

Academic deans
One faculty representative of each academic department with a graduate program
One representative from the University Library
One representative from PhD in Human Development Program
One representative from PsyD Program

Faculty representatives from each academic department with a graduate program are appointed by their respective chairs.

The Library representative is appointed by the Director of the Library.

Representatives from the PhD in Human Development Program and the PsyD Program are appointed by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

The Chair is elected annually by the committee members.

All Faculty members have voting privileges.

Non-voting members include:
Academic Deans
Coordinator of Enrollment Management Systems.

Term:

Faculty – two year term with the possibility for re-appointment for one additional consecutive term.  Eligibility is effective again after a hiatus of one year. 

Meetings:

Meetings are held monthly during the academic year.

Reports To:

Vice President for Academic Affairs

History:

12/17/02 - Revision approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs
05/06/08 - Title changed to Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
07/01/11 - Title changed to Vice President for Academic Affairs
11/21/11 - Title changed to Assistant Vice President for Library Services
07/01/12 - Title changed to Director of Library Services
09/04/12 - Membership revision to include appointments by the Vice President for Academic Affairs of one representative from the PsyD Program and one representative from the PhD in Human Development program approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs
10/10/13 - Membership revision approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs to reflect Academic Deans as non-voting members
08/25/14 - Revision to Term denoting two years with the possibility for re-appointment approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs
12/11/15 - Clarification of voting privileges of committee members and length of term in regard to re-appointment approved by the President of the University as recommended by the Policy Committee of the University.