The University Curriculum Council, a statutory body established by the Faculty Senate in order to discharge the Faculty Senate's responsibilities with respect to curricular matters, is the final organization in a system of committees composed of departmental curriculum committees, college curriculum committees, and the University Curriculum Council itself. The function of the University Curriculum Council is to make recommendations in curricular matters that include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:addition, relocation, and deletion of academic programs and degrees;
the schedule of program review and the review process itself;
after formal review, the quality and priority of existing academic programs;
addition, deletion, and changes in courses;
academic program or department name changes and addition, deletion, and changes of master curriculum file prefixes, and major codes;
academic requirements; and
implementation and maintenance of the General Education program.
The Curriculum Council is the final recommending voice in curricular matters. Its recommendations go through the Provost to the President for final approval.
The University Curriculum Council is organized into three Standing Committees:
·The Program Committee is concerned with addition, and first follow-up of new programs, as well as deletion, relocation, and changes in existing academic programs, degrees, master curriculum file prefixes, and major codes.
·The Review Committee is concerned with cyclic review and evaluation of existing programs.
·The Individual Course Committee is concerned with coordination at the university level of addition, deletion, and changes in all individual course offerings.
If they cannot be assigned to a standing committee, issues concerning educational and program requirements will be reviewed by a special committee appointed by the chairperson.
When dealing with graduate programs, the Curriculum Council and its committees work with the Graduate Council.
The University Curriculum Council's membership consists of:
30 faculty members, among whom are all members of the Educational Policy and Student Affairs Committee of the Faculty Senate, the Vice Chairperson of the Faculty Senate, and the Chairperson of the Graduate Council;
the Deans of the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Communication, Education, Engineering and Technology, Fine Arts, Health and Human Services, and Osteopathic Medicine; the Dean of University College; the Dean of the Honors Tutorial College; the Director of the Center for International Studies; and the Associate Provost for Graduate Studies;
one regional campus dean, chosen by said deans as their representative;
a member of the Alden Library staff;
five undergraduate students and two graduate students; and
a non-voting representative of the Provost's Office.
The Vice Chairperson of the Faculty Senate serves as the voting Chairperson of the Curriculum Council.
The Committee on Committees recommends five undergraduate students and two graduate students as alternates. The alternates have no vote, but are accorded the opportunity to participate in discussions of the full Council as well as to participate in activities of the committees.
Members of the Curriculum Council are appointed by the President upon the recommendation of the Committee on Committees.
The structure of the University Curriculum Council is subject to annual review by the Faculty Senate.
Matters related to courses, academic programs, academic requirements, and review of programs routinely come before the University Curriculum Council; the Faculty Senate shall determine whether exceptional curricular matters should be handled by the University Curriculum Council or by the Faculty Senate itself.
2012-13 Faculty Senate Meeting Schedule * Indicates an extraordinary meeting
September 10, 2012
October 8, 2012
November 5, 2012
December 10, 2012
SPRING January 14, 2013
February 11, 2013
March 11, 2013
April 8, 2013
May 6, 2013
All meetings Fall Semester are held
in Walter Hall 235 at 7:10 pm