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Curriculum Committee Procedures

 MEMBERSHIP 

ADMINISTRATORS

Dean of the College or designee (nonvoting)

FACULTY

Eight members, two representatives from each of the following four divisions within the College: Natural Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Geography, Computer Science, and Physics/Engineering); Social Sciences (Sociology, Political Science, Psychology and Social Work); Humanities (History, English, Philosophy and Foreign Languages); and Fine Arts (Performing Arts, Visual Arts and Mass Communications)

PURPOSE

The jurisdiction of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee (CLASciCC) coincides with the area of responsibilities of the Dean of the College. The CLASciCC shall recommend to the Dean policies on academic priorities, degree requirements and standards, and academic major requirements. The CLASciCC shall recommend action on departmental initiatives concerning new programs, program changes, and the addition, modification, renumbering, or deletion of courses. Specifically, its functions include the responsibility for reviewing, and acting upon curriculum proposals from units within the College. This includes undergraduate curriculum proposals and those graduate proposals with impact on undergraduate curriculum, including courses dual listed at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Committee will —

  • Consider all proposals for the additions or deletion of degree programs and changes in requirements for degrees, majors, minors, and areas of focus or concentration.
  • Consider all proposals for changes in general education program courses.
  • Receive written reports from the Dean of the College on program review and minor or routine changes in course offerings, titles, numbers, prerequisites, etc.

PROCEDURES

OFFICERS
The Chair is elected at the first meeting following elections.

CHAIR'S DUTIES
The Chair has the responsibility to —

  1. Set the agenda for each meeting.
  2. Notify departments or individuals who have submitted requests, proposals, or reports of the decision rendered, by the Committee.
  3. Report the results of the committee's decisions to the Dean

QUORUM
A quorum will consist of five (5) of the eight (8) voting members.

TERMS OF OFFICE
The officers' terms will be one year in duration beginning with the Committee's first meeting.

MEETINGS
CLASciCC will meet on the third Wednesday of each month during the academic year. Special meetings may be called by the chair if necessary.

AMENDMENTS
Amendments to the structure and procedures of the Committee may be proposed at any meeting of the Committee and will be adopted if passed by a three-quarters vote of the membership present at the next meeting.

CURRICULUM CHANGES

All department requests will come to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee (CLASciCC).

Activities related to the following responsibilities must be presented to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee (CLASciCC) for full review before submission to the university Academic Affairs Committee for its review.

The following activities require a review of the CLASciCC:

  1. The establishment or deletion of courses at the undergraduate level.
  2. The modification of existing undergraduate courses including changes in numbering, titles descriptions, and prerequisites.
  3. The editorial modification of catalog descriptions of programs.

Activities related to the following responsibilities must be presented to CLASciCC for full review, and must be passed by vote, before submission to the university Academic Affairs Committee for its review and vote:

  1. The establishment of all new majors, minors, concentrations, programs, options, tracks, focuses, and any other systematic grouping of courses.
  2. Changes in existing majors, minors, concentrations, programs, options, tracks, focuses, and any other systematic grouping of courses.
  3. Changes in the curriculum that have an impact on more than one department or program or that have staffing or fiscal implications.
  4. Changes in the requirements for the granting of degrees.
  5. Policy changes in standards for admission to individual programs in the College.
  6. Articulation policies and new or proposed collaborative degree programs.
  7. The elimination of existing majors, minors, concentrations, and programs.


The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee (CLASciCC) reserves the right to vote on any action submitted to it.