The Undergraduate Curriculum and Standards Committee provides faculty oversight for matters of curriculum and standards. The committee shall review and develop specific recommendations for the Assembly on academic policies and standards. It shall approve new courses and recommend to the Assembly the approval of new majors, programs or certificates.
If the committee does not approve a course, the interested department may appeal to the Faculty Assembly.
The Committee shall be composed of seven members:four faculty, a designated Executive Committee representative, a non-voting School administrative officer designated by the Dean, and a student.
- The Committee shall refer recommended policy changes to the Faculty Assembly for approval in the following manner: each recommendation, along with a brief supportive statement, shall be distributed to each member of the Faculty Assembly;
- the Faculty shall have one week to review the recommendation before a vote. At the discretion of the Executive Committee, votes may occur by secure ballot or during a meeting of the Assembly;
- the Executive Committee has the responsibility to ensure that new or revised academic policies are transmitted to the appropriate authorities and incorporated into the Bulletin of the School of Liberal Arts.
- The committee shall provide for the orderly review of undergraduate courses and curricula by establishing guidelines for submission dates and for proposal formats. These shall be prepared in consultation with the Dean and shall follow University and campus guidelines.