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University Curriculum Committee


I. FUNCTION

The committee will be primarily concerned about the appropriateness of programs to the University mission and goals, the quality of programs, overlapping interests and duplicate offerings, the proliferation of programs, and the impact on students and their educational goals. In exercising its curricular responsibilities, the committee should be guided in its action by concerns for the proper relationship of the committee to University, college, and department functions.

The specific functions of the committee are:

A. To act on all curricular proposals that have been deemed by a college/unit curriculum committee to be in compliance with FSUCC-1

B. To formulate the rules and procedures used to submit curricular additions and/or changes using the guidelines that have been established by the Committee: FSUCC-1

C. To develop and maintain necessary forms used to request curricular changes.

D. To interpret and enforce the administrative provisions of FSUCC-1

E. To act as college curriculum committee for Academic Enrichment, the Honors College, Library, and the Provost Office curriculum proposals.

F. To provide oversight (yearly review) of programs such as the Individualized Major and Minor that are not housed in a specific Department. 


II. POSITION IN THE ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

Reports to the Faculty Senate. It is empowered by the Faculty Senate to forward its recommendations for program additions and deletions directly to the Provost with a copy to the Senate for informational purposes. If recommendations and/or rules and procedural changes have broad implications for the University, they will be forwarded to the Senate for approval before going to the Provost. If there is a substantive change by the Faculty Senate in proposals passed by the Curriculum Committee, then the Faculty Senate shall return the amended proposals to the Curriculum Committee for further action one time.


III. MEMBERSHIP

A. Composition (13 voting members)

1. Three faculty members from each college

2. One student member

3. One Library Services faculty member (ex officio, non-voting)

4. One faculty member from AE (ex officio, non-voting)

5. The chair or designee of the General Education Committee shall serve as an ex officio non-voting member.

6. A representative from Student Affairs (ex officio, non-voting)

7. The Director of Academic Advising or designee (ex officio, non-voting)

8. The Provost or his/her designee (ex officio, non-voting)

9. A representative of the Registrar (ex officio, non-voting)

10. A representative of the Graduate School (ex officio, non-voting)

B. Selection

1. Two faculty members elected by each college

2. One faculty member appointed by each college curriculum committee from that committee's membership. This faculty member shall represent each college curriculum committee for purposes of communication

3. Student member selected by Student Government Association

Deans of the colleges or designee may attend any meeting of the Committee in an ex officio status & are especially encouraged to do so whenever a proposal is being presented by his/her college.

C. Selection of Chair

Shall select a chair for 2-year terms, whenever possible from the ranks of experienced members of the committee. The chair or designee will represent the University Curriculum Committee on the General Education Committee as an ex officio, non-voting member.

D. Term of Service

Three years. After serving for two consecutive terms, a voting member will be ineligible to serve for a period of one year.   Exceptions may be made by the Faculty Senate Committee on Committees or the Faculty Senate Elections Committee. The members appointed by the college curriculum committee are not subject to term limits.


IV. COMMENTS

The committee chair is responsible for creating and maintaining a Procedures Manual, a copy to be kept in the Faculty Senate Office.

If a committee member cannot attend a meeting, that member may send a substitute.

Each new program proposal should be presented by the appropriate department chair or faculty member. Any proposal that affects teacher education, General Education or graduate education must have been approved by the appropriate committee(s) prior to its presentation to the Curriculum Committee.

If the change affects academic units and their majors/or minors outside the originating department, indication of their notification of the proposed change and their reaction to it will be required in writing before the Curriculum Committee will consider the proposal.

Proposals should also contain an explanation of how resources will be obtained or reallocated to accomplish the curricular changes requested and how these changes relate to the mission of the department and college.

If inaccurate information which affects a curricular decision is provided to the Committee which affects a curricular decision, the proposal will be recalled by the Curriculum Committee for reappraisal. This will require a 2/3 vote of the Committee.

This committee meets once per month unless there are no agenda items.

This committee also meets in the summer depending on the agenda items.

Committees may conduct business and voting via electronic means.

REV 3/2001;  REV 4/2008;  REV 4/2011; REV 9/2011; REV 5/2014

 

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