University Curriculum Committee

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Functions

  1. Reviews and approves all course, subject, credit-by and departmental exam proposals (new, change, or discontinue) approved by the subject owning department or department-like entities, and the department owning school or college;
  2. Reviews course offerings and any processes related to maintaining an accurate course array; and
  3. Advises the chancellor, provost, deans, or other administrative officers regarding educational policy and planning related to the course and subject array.

University Curriculum Committee Operating Procedures

Composition of Membership

The UCC membership is defined as follows:

  1. Two faculty members from each division appointed for three-year terms. The Committee on Committee shall give consideration to appointing members who have recently served on their college or school curriculum committee.
  2. Four academic staff members with instructional titles appointed for three-year terms. The Academic Staff Nominating Committee shall give consideration to appointing members who teach or have taught more than one different course.

Note: The served terms are staggered so each division has a new member each year.

For more information on the committee and the members, see the Committee Tracker.

Meeting Dates, Materials and Course Deadlines, 2023-2024

Course proposals must be advanced to the UCC by school/college curriculum committees at least two weeks in advance of the meeting date for consideration (the UCC Approver step of workflow). Review by the UCC is only one step in the course approval process. Be mindful of deadlines set by school/college curriculum committee deadlines. Proposals may take up to a year for full approval, so advanced planning is expected.

The University Curriculum meets on Zoom every second and fourth Friday during the academic year from 9am to 11am, with exception to breaks (Thanksgiving, Winter, Spring).

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Date Agenda Minutes Deadline
September 13, 2024 Agenda Minutes
September 27, 2024 Agenda Minutes Deadline for course changes effective spring 2025 (1254)
October 11, 2024 Agenda Minutes
October 25, 2024 Agenda Minutes Joint UCC and School/College CC meeting
November 8, 2024 Agenda Minutes Deadline for new courses effective spring 2025 (1254)
November 22, 2024 Agenda Minutes
December 13, 2024 Agenda Minutes Deadline for course changes effective summer 2025 (1256)
January 10, 2025 Agenda Minutes
January 24, 2025 Agenda Minutes Deadline for new courses effective summer 2025 (1256)
February 14, 2025 Agenda Minutes
February 28, 2025 Agenda Minutes
  • Deadline for course changes effective fall 2025 (1262);
  • Requests for obsolete course waivers considered;
  • Deadline for course identified as obsolete to be scheduled for summer or fall.
March 14, 2025 Agenda Minutes
March 28, 2025 Agenda Minutes
April 11, 2025 Agenda Minutes Deadline for new courses effective fall 2025 (1262); guaranteed inclusion in the June 1 Guide.
April 25, 2025 Agenda Minutes
May 9, 2025 Agenda Minutes

Previous Year's Meeting Materials

Meeting Date

Agenda

Minutes

Deadlines, if applicable.

September 8, 2023 Agenda Minutes
September 22, 2023 Agenda Minutes
  • Deadline for course changes effective spring 2024 (1244).
October 13, 2023 Agenda Minutes
October 27, 2023 Agenda Minutes
  • Joint meeting of the UCC and school/college curriculum committee chairs
November 10, 2023 Agenda Minutes
  • Deadline for new courses effective spring 2024 (1244).
December 8, 2023 Agenda Minutes
  • Deadline for course changes effective summer 2024 (1246).
  • Meeting in-person, Bascom 260
January 26, 2024 Agenda Minutes
  • Deadline for new courses effective summer 2024 (1246).
  • Meeting in-person, Bascom 260
February 9, 2024 Agenda Minutes
February 23, 2024 Agenda Minutes
  • Deadline for course changes effective fall 2024 (1252).
  • Requests for obsolete course waivers considered.
  • Deadline for course identified as obsolete to be scheduled for summer or fall.
March 8, 2024 Agenda Minutes
April 12, 2024 Agenda Minutes
  • Deadline for new courses effective fall 2024 (1252).
April 26, 2024 Agenda Minutes
May 10, 2024 Agenda Minutes
  • Meeting in-person, Bascom 260