University Curriculum Council
Charge and Membership
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 four Standing Committees: Program, Program Review, Individual Course, and General Education. The Program Committee is concerned with addition, and first follow-up of new programs, as well as deletion, relocation, Faculty Handbook Revised November 2022 108 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. The General Education Committee is concerned with the implementation and maintenance of the General Education Program. If issues concerning educational and program requirements cannot be assigned to a standing committee, they will be reviewed by a special committee appointed by the chair. When dealing with graduate programs, the Curriculum Council and its committees work with the Graduate Council.
This committee reports to the Executive Vice President and Provost with authority delegated by Faculty Senate.
5 Undergraduate Students
• The deans or designees of the following Colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business, Scripps, Patton, Russ, Fine Arts, Health Sciences and Professions, Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, University College, Honors Tutorial College, Graduate College, and the Voinovich School; and the director or designee of the Center for International Studies; one administrator must be cross-appointed to the Program Committee of UCC and the Graduate Council Curriculum Committee;
• one regional campus dean, chosen by said deans as their representative;
• a member of the Alden Library staff
1 Ex-Officio - One representative of the Provost's Office.
Assistant Professor, Nursing
Environmental and Plant Biology
Susan D. Dowell, DNP, MSN, MBA, RNC
Associate Director of Nursing;
Associate Professor of Nursing
Associate Professor, Math
Applied Health Sciences and Wellness
Ann Bainbridge Frymier, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor, Analytics & Information Systems Department
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Services
Associate Professor, Law Enforcement
Associate Professor, Chemistry
Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Writing & Research Center
Counseling and Higher Education
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Mary Kate Hurley
Associate Dean for Academics, Professor Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Director of Avionics
Health Sciences and Professions
Dr. Hannah Nissen
Dean of Campus and Community Relations
Associate Dean, Education
Brittany Peterson, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
War and Peace Studies, Political Science
Associate Professor Sports Administration
College of Fine Arts Senator
All University committees follow the academic-year calendar.
All students serve one-year terms. Faculty, administrators, and staff generally serve three-year terms. Ex-Officio appointments have voting privileges unless otherwise noted.