University Standing Committees

Undergraduate Core Curriculum Committee

Purpose & Function

The Undergraduate Core Curriculum Committee:

  • Reviews and makes recommendations related to the undergraduate core.
  • Reviews and makes recommendations regarding proposals that will change the undergraduate core requirements for the entire undergraduate student body; before reaching a final recommendation, presents the proposal and distributes a ballot to  all faculty members whose teaching responsibility is at least one-half on the undergraduate level.
  • Reviews and discusses the analysis of core assessment data, makes recommendations to appropriate departments/colleges. This Committee should also review follow-up reports on how information has been disseminated and used for program improvement.
  • Evaluates courses for inclusion within the core as satisfying core requirements.

Membership

One faculty member from each of the following areas that support the general education curriculum: 

Arts (chosen from Communication Arts, Music, Theatre, and Dance and Visual Arts

English

Foreign Languages

Social Sciences (chosen from Criminal Justice, Economics, Political Science, and Sociology)

Library

Mathematics and Computer Sciences

Philosophy

History

Religious Studies

Science

 

Two faculty members from the College of Professional Studies (CPS)

Two faculty members from the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS)

In addition, two undergraduate students are selected to serve.

All faculty members have voting privileges.

Non-voting members include:

  • Registrar
  • Students

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

  • Assistant Provost
  • Assistant Vice President for Student Success

 

Faculty representatives of departments, including the Faculty Representative from the Library, are elected by faculty in their respective departments. The coordination of the elections is managed by the Election Committee for University Standing Committees.

Faculty representatives representing multiple departments or a College are elected by faculty in all of the departments or College it represents. The coordination of the elections is managed by the Election Committee for University Standing Committees

The students are appointed by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Accordingly, there are fourteen voting members, three non-voting members, and two non-voting consultants.

The Undergraduate Core Curriculum Committee elects its Chairperson or Co-Chairs yearly from among the ten faculty members.

Term

Faculty members – three year term with the possibility for reelection for one additional consecutive term.  Eligibility is effective again after a hiatus of one year.

Meetings

Meetings are scheduled for three times each semester, but will meet only as necessary.

Reports To

Provost

    07/01/11 - Established as a University Standing Committee approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
    07/01/13 - Title changed from DIrector of Assessment to Director of Learning Outcomes Assessment and Accreditation.
    09/10/13 - Membership revision approved by the Vice President for Academic Affairs to reflect student appointments to be made by the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
    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
    08/20/14 - Membership revision to reflect change in appointee responsibility from the Vice President for Academic Affairs to the Director of Library Services for the non-voting faculty member from the Learning Resources Center
    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, length of term in regard to re-election and editing names of academic areas 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.  Title changed from Associate Vice President for Planning and Institutional Effectiveness to Assistant Provost.  College name changed from Munley College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to College of Arts and Sciences.
    07/01/18 - Due to Academic Restructuring the Provost, Dr. Susan C. Turell, recommended that the Deans, non-voting members, be removed from membership.
    10/25/18 – The Description to the Undergraduate Core Curriculum Committee was revised by updating departmental representation to adequately handle the workload associated with implementation of the new Core and to ensure representation of areas beyond the traditional Core departments.  The President of the University approved the revisions as recommended by the Policy Committee of the University.