Undergraduate Curriculum recommends approval or rejection of proposed undergraduate programs of study and proposed undergraduate courses of instruction. They are the watch dog for redundancy, course numbering, and credit distribution. Their duties are detailed in the Faculty Senate Bylaws:
6.6 The Curriculum Committee shall perform the following functions
- 6.6.1 Recommend the approval or rejection of proposed undergraduate programs of study.
- 6.6.2 Recommend the approval or rejection of proposed undergraduate courses of instruction.
- 6.6.3 Resolve conflicts arising from such curriculum matters as duplication of content or excessive overlap, or matters of course jurisdiction by requiring all parties involved to participate in mediation or arbitration with the committee serving as the mediator and/or arbitrator.
- 6.6.4 Monitor all proposed undergraduate curricular additions, revisions or deletions.
- 6.6.5 Request changes in catalog information sheets having to do with clarity and precision when such changes will help to make the catalog entries more meaningful to prospective readers.
- 6.6.6 Screen and review all new programs and make recommendations, regarding their priority, to the Executive Vice President and Provost, with copies to the President, after appropriate campus consultations.
- 220.127.116.11 Criteria and procedures for new program review shall be established by the committee.
The Faculty Senate Curriculum Committee meets throughout the academic year to review curriculum. This committee reviews all changes, additions and deletions to existing curriculum. Members serve two-year terms.