Spring 2016

College Instruction and Curricular Affairs Committee Report

John Ewing, Chair
Spring Semester, 2016

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 at the ICAC 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 2015-2016 academic year, the Committee considered 68 curriculum (major, minors, program) and course proposals originating from faculty and units within the College (58 undergraduate course and program proposals and 10 graduate course and program proposals).

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 prospectus and prospectus format, please visit http://www.psu.edu/oue/aappm/