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Curriculum Committee Duties

College Senate Committee on Curriculum

College Senates review and act on ALL undergraduate and graduate proposals by departments within the college.  They have the authority to reject, return for clarification or approve proposals. College Senates also have primary responsibility for catalog changes that are editorial in nature.   College senate chairs can be contacted for more information on the specific process, duties and timeline established for curriculum review within respective colleges.


 

University Committee on Curriculua Duties:
First Reader – College Representative:
  • Access documents in Leepfrog (Courseleaf) system
          -  Degree restatements can be found at https://nextcatalog.uni.edu/programadmin/    
          -  Course changes can be found at https://nextcatalog.uni.edu/courseadmin/
  • Review documents in depth prior to UCC meeting
  • Check for compliance with university guidelines
  • Check for appropriate consultations - when absent, check with department head of proposing program
  • Present curriculum packet to UCC at appropriate time and make motion to approve departmental proposals

  • Second Reader:
  • Access documents in Leepfrog (Courseleaf) system
          -  Degree restatements can be found at https://nextcatalog.uni.edu/programadmin/    
          -  Course changes can be found at https://nextcatalog.uni.edu/courseadmin/
  • Review documents
  • Check for compliance with university guidelines
  • Second the motion to accept packet at the meeting

  • The undergraduate curriculum packet should be reviewed for the following:
  • Compliance with university guidelines (standard program, extended program, etc.)
  • New courses - where they fit into the curriculum (major, minor, certificate)
  • Dropped courses - are these listed in any other existing major/minor/certificate
  • Length of major - this is a serious problem at the undergraduate level if any program is longer than before, not just from a financial perspective but a time-to-degree perspective; for the benefit of students, need to be watchful
  • Consultation has occurred with appropriate bodies (Council on Teacher Education, Graduate College Curriculum Committee, Liberal Arts Core Committee, Library, all appropriate departments, etc.) and signatures obtained
  • Possible "Impact Analysis" regarding how changes in a program may affect others, etc.
  • Unnecessary duplication
  • Prerequisite to courses listed in major/minor/certificate, and included in hours
  • Get answers to questions, unresolved matters prior to UCC meeting if possible - contact chair for major issues

  • Graduate College Curriculum Committee Duties


    First Reader - College Representative:
  • Access documents in Leepfrog (Courseleaf) system
          -  Degree restatements can be found at https://nextcatalog.uni.edu/programadmin/    
          -  Course changes can be found at https://nextcatalog.uni.edu/courseadmin/
  • Review documents in depth prior to GCCC meeting
  • Check for compliance with university/graduate guidelines
  • Check for appropriate consultations - when absent, check with department head of proposing program
  • Present curriculum packet to GCCC at appropriate meeting and make motion to approve departmental proposals

  • Second Reader:
  • Access documents in Leepfrog (Courseleaf) system
          -  Degree restatements can be found at https://nextcatalog.uni.edu/programadmin/    
          -  Course changes can be found at https://nextcatalog.uni.edu/courseadmin/
  • Review documents
  • Check for compliance with university/graduate guidelines
  • Second the motion to accept packet at the meeting

  • The graduate curriculum packet should be reviewed for the following:
  • Compliance with university guidelines
  • New courses - where they fit into the curriculum (e.g., core, elective)?
  • Dropped courses - are these listed in any other existing programs?
  • Accuracy of credit hours
  • Consultation has occurred with appropriate bodies (all appropriate departments, Teacher Education Council as needed, Library), no objections or unresolved issues, and signatures obtained?
  • Get answers to questions, unresolved matters prior to GCCC meeting if possible--contact the chair for major issues

    The Chair will:
  • Set the agenda and conduct the meeting
  • Attempt to resolve major issues with proposals prior to meeting
  • Invite others from college as guests to GCCC meeting to help explain the proposals and also authorize approval/rejection of resolutions considered at these meetings
  • If unresolved issues arise during GCCC meeting, chair will take questions back to department(s) for clarifications and answers, to bring forward during last GCCC meeting (catch up session) or an earlier GCCC meeting if so designated