The University Curriculum Committee is a standing committee of the Faculty Senate which is deemed necessary to ensure the accomplishment of the Mission of the University.
Composition of the University Curriculum Committee is: one representative per academic department or division or free-standing academic unit and the University Registrar, faculty appointments are made by department chairs (or heads of academic units), who will submit their choices through the Provost to the Faculty Senate for concurrence. The Associate Provost will chair the committee as an ex-officio member.
The development of courses and programs begins at the faculty level and follows the process below.
Department Curriculum Committees review and approve course syllabi and curriculum changes and make recommendations to the department chair. Curriculum recommendations may include new/revised degree programs or new/revised courses. Course information may include title, description, prerequisite, semester credit hours, syllabi and student learning/program outcomes. Department curriculum changes approved by the chair are forwarded to the appropriate college/school curriculum committee. The members of the department curriculum committee are appointed by the chair.
College/School Curriculum Committees review and approve requests submitted by the Department Curriculum Committees and forward to the Dean. Upon approval by the dean, curriculum recommendations are forwarded to the University Curriculum Committee. Members of the college/school curriculum committee are appointed by the unit head.