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.
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
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