Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

The primary responsibility of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (UCC) is the undergraduate curricula. However, they may also bring to the Educational Policies and Planning Committee (EPPC) proposals for creating or reviewing academic policies. (Faculty Handbook ch. 1, p. 20)

The Undergraduate Curriculum Committee will receive proposals from the Core Curriculum Committee regarding changes to the undergraduate core curriculum.

a) In the case of less substantive changes, for example, the proposal to have a specific course count or no longer count as meeting a core requirement, or changes to a specific course description, the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee will consider the proposal. If it is approved, it is subject to university-wide consent.
In the case of more substantive changes to the undergraduate core curriculum requirements, for example, the elimination or addition of a core area requirement, the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee will consider the proposal. If the proposal is approved, it will be sent as a recommendation to the Faculty Senate for its consideration. In cases where there is a disagreement whether a particular change is more substantive or less substantive, the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee will render a final decision.

b) If the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee does not approve a proposal from the Core Curriculum Committee, it will return the proposal with a written explanation of the reasons for the decision and initiate conversations with the committee. The Core Curriculum Committee may then submit a revised proposal to the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee. If the Core Curriculum Committee and the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee are not able to come to a resolution, the Core Curriculum Committee may take the proposal directly to the Faculty Senate.

c) If the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee does not approve a proposal from the Core Curriculum Committee, it will return the proposal with a written explanation of the reasons for the decision and initiate conversations with the committee. The Core Curriculum Committee may then submit a revised proposal to the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee. If the Core Curriculum Committee and the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee are not able to come to a resolution, the Core Curriculum Committee may take the proposal directly to the Faculty Senate. (Faculty Handbook ch. 1, p. 23)