University Standing Committees

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

Purpose & Function

The Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, an advisory body to the Provost on undergraduate curricular issues:

  1. Reviews and approves all new courses and substantial changes to existing ones (i.e., changes that would require an alteration to the catalog’s course description), especially to ensure that courses do not overlap in content;
  2. Reviews and approves proposals related to academic programs, including the creation of new programs and the viability of existing ones; and
  3. Reviews and approves curriculum changes proposed by each department.

Membership

The Committee elects its chairperson each spring from among its faculty membership. 

Members include:

  • Chair of the Undergraduate Core Curriculum Committee
  • Two faculty members from each college (CHHS, CAS, CPS), one member from the Library, plus one at-large member from any college or the Library, elected by faculty from the respective academic units.  In addition, faculty from each unit will also elect an alternate in the event that the elected representative cannot attend a meeting.  The coordination of elections is managed by the Election Committee for University Standing Committees.
  • Two students, selected by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

All faculty members have voting privileges.

Non-voting members include:

  • Students

Consultants do not have voting privileges; consultants attend meetings. Consultants include:

  • Registrar
  • Assistant Provost
  • Assistant Vice President for Student Success

Term

Faculty – three years with possibility of re-election for one additional consecutive term. Eligibility is effective again after a hiatus of one year.

Students – one year with possibility of renewal for up to three years.

Meetings

Meetings are held two to three times per semester, with additional meetings scheduled as needed.

Reports To

Provost

    03/28/03 - Revision approved by the President of the University as recommended by the Policy Committee of the University
    05/23/05 - Title "Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs" changed by the Vice President for Academic Affairs to "Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management"
    06/06/05 - Recommended lists from Student Life for the appointment of students to the undergraduate curriculum subcommittees no longer required, per the Vice President for Academic Affairs
    02/20/06 - Two new responsibilities were added to the description, as approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs
    03/01/08 - Title change to Vice President for Enrollment Managment
    05/06/08 - Tiftle change to Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
    11/19/10 - Delete "non-voting" from the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Registrar positions per Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    07/01/11 - Title changed to Vice President for Academic Affairs
    2011- Description revision approved by Vice President for Academic Affairs
    05/2012 - Description revision approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs
    09/10/13 - Membership revision approved by the Vice President of Academic Affairs to reflect student appointments to be made by the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    10/10/13 - Membership revision approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs to reflect Academic Deans and Registrar as non-voting members
    08/01/14 - Revision to include Consultants title changes - from Director of Learning Outcomes Assessment and Accreditation to Associate Vice President for Planning and Institutional Effectiveness; from Director of Academic Success Center to Assistant Vice President for Student Success
    08/22/14 - Revision to reflect faculty elections will be coordinated by the Election Committee for University Standing Committees
    12/11/15 – Clarification of voting privileges of committee members and length of term in regard to re-election approved by the President of the University as recommended by the Policy Committee of the University.
    07/01/17 - Membership and Description revisions were necessary due to recommendations by the SRA Report: Final 29 November 2016 and the Academic Re-structuring, and were approved by the President of the University.
    07/01/18 - Title changed from Associate Vice President for Planning and Institutional Effectiveness to Assistant Provost