April 21, 2018 07:49 am

University Curriculum Committee Bylaws

A. Membership


One voting member of the Curriculum Committee shall be elected from the faculty of each School or College, except for the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, which shall have two faculty members, one representing the Sciences and the other the Arts and Humanities. Faculty must hold the terminal degree for their discipline. Faculty may be elected from within or outside the University Council and shall serve three-year terms.


One undergraduate and one graduate/professional student shall be elected as Committee members by the student members of the University Council. The student members of the Curriculum Committee may be elected from within or outside the University Council. They shall serve a one-year term as voting members.


The Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, or an appointed representative, shall be a non-voting member.

Curriculum Committee Chair:

The Chair of the Curriculum Committee shall be elected at the last meeting of each year from among the faculty members with academic rank on the Committee by those with voting privileges. The Chair of the Curriculum Committee shall vote on committee matters only in the case of a tie. Upon election of the Chair, a replacement faculty representative shall be elected from the Chair's School or College.

B. Duties

  1. To review all changes in course offerings, although the primary responsibility for initiating the modification, addition, and deletion of courses shall reside with the various schools and colleges.
  2. To review recommendations from the various schools and colleges regarding the establishment, major modification, including the change of the name of a course, section, division or department, or discontinuance of any degree program and to recommend action to the University Council.
  3. To advise the Council and the President on the establishment or discontinuance of schools or colleges in the University.
  4. To consider and recommend to the Council action on other curricula matters which may affect the University as a whole or relations between two or more schools or colleges.