University Undergraduate Curriculum Commission

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Purpose and Duties

  1. Monitors the undergraduate curriculum of the university in order to maintain high standards of academic excellence and Senate-established academic priorities and policies.
  2. Evaluates and acts upon curricular changes proposed by the College Curriculum Committees.
  3. Sets procedural standards and makes recommendations to the College Curriculum Committees.
  4. Determines general course requirements for all students.
  5. Consults with the Academic Planning Council in preparing recommendations, to the Faculty Senate, concerning academic policies and priorities for faculty consideration.
  6. Chooses from among its faculty members a representative to serve on the Academic Planning Council.
  7. Consults with the Academic Information Technology Commission concerning curricular proposal when appropriate.

Composition of Commission

  • Eleven faculty, with staggered three-year non-consecutive terms, with the following distribution:
    • Four elected by the College of Liberal Arts and Education faculty. One of the four shall be from the School of Education.
    • Three elected by the College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture. One of the three shall be from the School of Agriculture.
    • Three elected by the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science faculty. One of the three shall be from the department of Mathematics or Chemistry & Engineering Physics.
  • One (non-voting) Karrmann Library representative.
  • One student
  • Ex-Officio
  • Provost (non-voting)

Composition and Current Membership

Faculty:

Eleven faculty, three-year non consecutive terms with the following distribution:

Four elected by College of Liberal Arts and Education (One of the four shall be from the School of Education)

Member College Term Expires
Amanda Tucker LAE English/Humanities 2015
Dennis Ciesielski LAE English/Humanities 2014
John Nkemnji LAE Education 2014
Michael Sharkey LAE Philosophy/Humanities 2013

Three elected by College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture (One of the three shall be from the School of Agriculture)

Member College Term Expires
Arthur Ranney (chair) BILSA Media Studies 2015
Charles Steiner BILSA Agriculture 2014
Mary Rose Williams BILSA Media Studies 2013

Three elected by College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science (One of the three shall be from the department of Mathematics or Chemistry and Physics):

Member College Term Expires
David Boyles EMS Mathematics 2015
Mark Meyers EMS Civil and Environmental Engineering 2014
Philip Parker EMS Civil and Environmental Engineering 2013

One (non-voting) by the Karrmann Library representative:

  • Jessica Donahoe

Student:

Ex-Officio:

  • Associate Vice Chancellor (non-voting): David Van Buren

Student Senate Members:

  • Jessica Symons
  • Sam Parker

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