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Curriculum Committee Duties

University Committee on Curricula Duties

First Reader – College Representative:
  • Receive packet from College
  • Review packet
  • 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

  • Second Reader:
  • Access packet online
  • Review packet
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • NOTE: Undergraduate curriculum includes 1000, 2000, 3000, and 4000 level courses and joint BA/MA programs

  • Graduate Council Curriculum Committee Duties


    First Reader - College Representative:
  • Receive packet from College
  • Review packet in depth prior to GCCC meeting scheduled for this College
  • 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:
  • Review packet
  • 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 hours
  • Consultation has occurred with appropriate bodies (all appropriate departments, Teacher Education Council as needed, Library), no objections or unresolved objections prior to GCCC meeting
  • Possible "Impact Analysis" regarding how changes in a program may affect others, etc.
  • Invite others from college as guests to GCCC meeting to help explain package and also authorize approval/rejection of resolutions considered at these meetings
  • If unresolved issues arise during GCCC meeting, college representative 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
  • Note: Graduate curriculum includes 5000 level courses and above, as well as joint BA/MA programs.