EFFECTIVE DATE: June 27, 2014
ISSUE #: 2
PRESIDENT: William Flores
This policy establishes a path through the curricular process for degree programs housed in
University College, which lack the mechanism of a departmental curriculum committee comprised of
tenured and tenure-track faculty members. This policy also establishes a structure within which
assessment and continuous improvement activities can be conducted for programs housed in
2.1 Curriculum Development Process: All the steps involved in creating and modifying courses
and academic programs.
2.2 Assessment Activities: The establishment and monitoring of learning outcomes, the evaluation
of student work and interpretation of findings from that evaluation, and the identification and
implementation of strategies designed to improve student learning and success for programs or
portions of programs.
2.3 University College (UC) Curriculum Support Committee: A committee with members
appointed by the Deans in consultation with relevant chairs to act on behalf of a degree
program housed in University College.
3.1 The UC Curriculum Support Committee is comprised of two representatives from each college
appointed by their respective college deans in consultation with relevant chairs. This
committee of 10 will include 8 tenured/tenure-track faculty with knowledge of the relevant
subject area(s) and 1 representative from each of the 2 degree programs in University College.
The Provost will ensure that there is appropriate representation and expertise on the committee.
3.2 Representatives on the UC Curriculum Support Committee will participate in the curriculum
development process (see policies listed under References) and engage in assessment activities
(PS 03.A.31) for the degree programs housed in University College.
3.3 In its curricular and assessment activities, the UC Curriculum Support Committee may invite
the program director/program chair and other faculty members involved in teaching for the
program to attend committee meetings.
4.1 In all cases of curricular development proposals by programs served by the UC Curriculum
Support Committee, academic disciplines, departments, colleges, and other university areas
(such as library, information technology, and enrollment services) affected by changes are to
be notified and consulted with sufficient opportunity for discussions and feedback.
4.2 Course, program, or degree proposals brought forward by the UC Curriculum Support
Committee that are to be submitted to the University Curriculum Committee are signed by the
UC Curriculum Support Committee chair, program director/program chair, and the UC dean.
4.3 Proposals will follow the procedures beginning in section 4.1 of PS 03.A.12: Changes to
Curricula, Courses, and Program Inventory.
There are no exhibits associated with this policy.
Responsible Party: (Reviewer): Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Review: Every 5 years, or as necessary.
Signed original on file in Employment Services and Operations.
Issue #1: 02/13/2012
PS 03.A.12: Changes to Curricula, Courses, and Program Inventory
PS 03.A.31: Assessment of Educational Programs