College Rules

VII.B.1. The Curriculum Committee

The Curriculum Committee shall consist of one Member representing each department/division in the College, one Member representing the Interdisciplinary Degree Program, two Members representing the Dean’s staff, a Member representing Technical Communications, and two student representatives, all of whom will serve with voting right. The Members representing their Departments/Division on the Committee will be selected by their respective departments. The Dean will appoint the representative of the Interdisciplinary Degree Program, the two representatives of the Dean’s staff, the representative from Technical Communications, and the two representatives of the student body. In the event that a single individual is appointed to represent more than one unit, that individual will cast a single vote. The Committee shall select its Chair annually from the Departmental or Program representatives on the Committee.

The Curriculum Committee shall examine all educational programs of the College, graduate and undergraduate, and all proposed changes, and encourage full discussion of the proposals by the Members before they take action. The Committee, moreover, shall initiate changes by asking Departments/Divisions to reexamine their programs or specific course offerings. The degree programs shall be administered by the Departments/Divisions or by Program Committees. The Curriculum Committee advises, suggests, coordinates, stimulates, and in general acts for the best interests of the College. Its recommendations regarding college-wide curriculum requirements, new degree programs, and any other curricular issues the Committee determines of comparable significance shall be brought before the Faculty for approval. The Committee will have the authority to approve by a 2/3 vote all other curriculum-related changes without a vote of the Faculty.

The Dean’s Office shall provide a clerical service, maintain the necessary records for the Committee, and take the necessary action to publish the changes in the College Bulletin and to notify other units in the University.


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