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College Instruction and Curricular Affairs Committee Report

John Ewing, Chair
Spring Semester, 2013

The College Instruction and Curricular Affairs Committee reviews all undergraduate and graduate course and curriculum proposals brought forth by College units and faculty. Each unit and interdisciplinary program has representation on the Committee, which typically meets three times each semester. The Committee’s faculty and staff representation, current calendar, and other information on submitting course and program proposals are published on their website. Meetings are coordinated with Faculty Senate Committee on Curricular Affairs meetings so that proposals can be moved forward in a timely manner for final University review and approval.

In the 2012-2013 academic year, the Committee has considered 96 curriculum and course proposals originating from faculty and units within the College (71 undergrad course and program proposals and 25 grad course and program proposals). Committee meeting dates and actions on course and program proposals are published monthly in the College’s Undergraduate Program Updates. Over the past year, representation to the undergraduate Senate Committee on Curricular Affairs (SCCA) has been provided by Mark Brennan, faculty Senator from Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education.

All undergraduate program proposals require the submission of a short prospectus (a P-1 prospectus for approval of new majors, options and minors, any name changes; or P-6 prospectus for phase out of majors and minors) prior to the submission of a program proposal for College and Faculty Senate approval. Units developing program proposals are responsible for preparing prospectuses, which are submitted by the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education for preliminary review by the Administrative Council on Undergraduate Education. For more information on prospectuses and prospectus format.