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.
One faculty representative of each academic department with a graduate program
One representative from the University Library
One representative from PhD Program in Administration & Leadership
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 Program in Administration & Leadership and the PsyD Program are appointed by the Provost.
The Chair is elected annually by the committee members.
All Faculty members have voting privileges.
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 are held monthly during the academic year.
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.
07/01/18 – Title changed from Vice President for Academic Affairs to Provost. PhD in Human Development Program name changed to PhD Program in Administration & Leadership. Discontinued position of Coordinator of Enrollment Management Systems was deleted.
07/01/18- Due to Academic Restructuring the Provost, Dr. Susan C. Turell, recommended that the Deans, non-voting members, be removed from membership.