|Faculty Senate Committee
University Curriculum Committee
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:
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.
A. Composition (13 voting members)
C. Selection of Chair
D. Term of Service
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