Whereas an ad-hoc committee to recommend changes in curricular policies and the handbook to insure faculty control, hereinafter termed the Curriculum Management Committee (CMC), was established by the Faculty Senate in August 2012;
and whereas the CMC has consulted with College senates, the University Curriculum Committee (UCC), the Graduate College Curriculum Committee (GCCC), and other relevant bodies;
and whereas the CMC has considered AAUP statements and principles as well as other "best practices" in developing its recommendations;
Therefore, be it resolved that the Faculty Senate:
1. Create a centralized faculty committee to monitor the health of all academic programs.
2. Amend the curricular process to allow proposals each year, rather than alternate years.
3. Divide the curricular process, with distinct and different tracks for more substantive and less substantive changes.
4. Consider, at the Faculty Senate, the curricular implications of expansions, divisions, and mergers of colleges, departments, schools, and programs.
Item #1: An ad hoc committee, chaired by vice-chair Nelson, will meet to structure a proposed standing committee of the senate whose charge will be to monitor the health of programs to alert the senate to programs which might be in danger from low enrollment or other causes and/or that might be in need of more resources.
Items #2 and #3: Awaiting revisions from UCC and GCC. Will resume discussion upon receipt of revisions.
Item #4: This portion is now being considered with proposed revisions to policy 2.04: Senate agenda item 1243 1139 Proposed Policy #2.04: Curriculum Management and Change
The ad hoc committee has recomended the formation of a Curriculum Sustainability Committee as outlined in the supporting document