UWPF Chapter 8
Curricula and Programs
(2) Although the faculty has primary responsibility for matters affecting curricula and programs, all such matters are subject to shared governance and faculty actions on them require the assent of the Chancellor or such other administrators as the Chancellor may designate.
(2) Except under extraordinary circumstances, the senate shall seek the advice of the Committee on Academic Planning or the Graduate Studies Committee, as appropriate.
(a) Completely change direction of an existing major.
(b) Change institutional select mission.
(c) Establish, rename, or eliminate a school or college, a department, or a center or institute engaged in teaching, research, and/or outreach.
(d) Seek authorization of a new major.
(e) Enter into a consortial degree program with another institution.
(f) Eliminate a degree program.
(g) Establish a minor, submajor, or certification program.
The committee shall consist of:
(a) Six faculty members, elected at-large for three year terms. No more than two members shall be from a single electoral division. (Revised by the Faculty Senate 11/29/05).
(b) The Vice Chancellor or designee
(c) One elected academic staff member
(d) One student member
(a) Advises the administration and the Faculty Senate on major program decisions, long-term academic plans, and associated campus development and budgetary policies.
(b) Provides for faculty participation in long-range strategic planning.
(c) Reviews and makes recommendations to the Faculty Senate on proposals to establish, discontinue, or make major changes in departments, schools,or degree programs.
(d) Oversees and updates program review procedures.
(e) Coordinates its work with that of the Course and Curriculum Committee.
(f) Approves major changes in requirements for majors, minors, or certification programs, and decides whether the changes are sufficiently important to require faculty senate action.
Revision to membership of the Course and Curriculum Committee, as requested by the committee—University Committee
Resolved, that the Faculty Senate approve the change in the membership of the Course and Curriculum Committee, as described below: PSF 9 08/09
The Committee shall consist of:
(a) Four faculty members, elected at large, no more than two from the School of Business and Technology or from any of the electoral divisions of the College of Arts and Sciences.
(b) One elected academic staff member;
(c) One nonvoting academic staff member appointed by the Vice Chancellor;
(d) One student.
(e) Registrar (ex-officio, non-voting)
(2) Restriction on Membership
No member shall serve more than two consecutive terms.
The Committee is the guardian of the accuracy and clarity of the curricular portions of the catalog and the embodiment of the interest of the faculty as a whole in the curricular offerings of individual programs.
The Committee shall:
(a) Prepare guidelines on curricula and course matters, to include course numbering, categories of courses, and deletion of courses which are not being offered.
(b) Resolve jurisdictional conflicts among academic areas.
(c) Develop procedures to insure that all academic programs are notified of curricular change proposals which might affect them and are given an opportunity to respond to those proposals.
(d) Insure that curricular changes are in compliance with Senate and System policies and with the decisions of the Committee on Academic Planning.
(e) Have authority over approving or disapproving all course and curricular changes, including additions of new courses, deletions of existing courses, and catalog statements of catalogs.
The Committee shall consist of:
(2) Nonvoting Members
(a) Six faculty or instructional academic staff members appointed by the University Committee;
(b) One graduate student.
An appointed Administrator shall serve as a nonvoting member.
The Chair shall be elected annually by the Committee from among the elected faculty members. No person may serve more than two consecutive terms as Chair.
The Committee shall assist the Faculty, in cooperation with the Administration, to fulfill its responsibilities for those academic, educational and scholarship matters under UWPF 2.02 which pertain to graduate programming. The Committee shall be accountable to the Faculty, which shall retain final jurisdiction in these matters.
The Committee shall perform the same functions concerning graduate programming as are performed for undergraduate programs by the Academic Policies Committee, the Course and Curriculum Committee and the Academic Actions Committee. In instances in which undergraduate programs are affected, the committee shall consult with the appropriate undergraduate committee. Courses intended for both undergraduate and graduate students require both undergraduate and graduate committee action. In considering curricular matters, the Committee shall take into account the reports of the appropriate review committees. (Subsection added by the Faculty Senate April 23, 2002)
[Passed by the Faculty Senate, April 16, 1996]