X. Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

ARTICLE I: The Mission of the Committee

1.1: GENERAL MISSION: The Undergraduate Curriculum Committee is responsible to the Divisional Faculty for guiding undergraduate programs in cooperation with the academic departments. 


1.21: The Undergraduate Curriculum Committee reviews all undergraduate course proposals and evaluates undergraduate degree/program proposals submitted by the Faculty and forwarded by departments. 

1.22: The Committee may initiate, review, and make recommendations on all matters affecting the undergraduate programs within the College of Education, Health and Society. It then submits its recommendations to the College of Education, Health and Society Faculty.

ARTICLE 2: The Operational Structure of the Committee

2.1: MEMBERSHIP: The membership of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee consists of one full-time, tenure track or LCPL faculty member from each of the Division's departments, chosen for staggered two-year academic terms according to each department's procedures. 

2.11: STUDENT MEMBERSHIP: When and if the Committee chooses, it may invite, either through election or appointment, undergraduate student representation on the Committee for a term of one academic year. 

2.12: ADMNISTRATIVE REPRESENTATION: The Dean or the Dean's designee serves as an ex-officio, non-voting member of the Committee. The Dean's designee provides essential secretarial assistance with the agenda, minutes, as well as course/program documentation. 

2.13: ALTERNATE REPRESENTATIVE(S): Each department shall also identify an alternate department representative who may vote in the representative's absence. In the event that both department representatives are absent for a Committee meeting, the department chair may designate a special alternate to represent the department and vote at that meeting. 

2.2: CHAIR: The Dean or the Dean's designate shall convene the first meeting of the academic year and chair the meeting until the new Chair has been elected. 

2.21: The Chair of the Committee shall be elected at the first meeting of each academic year from among the departmental representatives, and shall serve one academic year. 

2.22: The Chair shall retain his/her voting status. 

2.3: RECORDER: The Dean or the Dean's designate shall serve as the recorder for the year. The Chair may appoint a substitute recorder when necessary.


2.41: REGULAR MEETING TIMES: The Undergraduate Curriculum Committee will establish its schedule of meetings at the first meeting for the academic year. 

2.42: SPECIAL SESSIONS: Special sessions of the Committee may be called by the Chair or the Dean's designee when business necessitates. 

2.43: QUORUM: A quorum is present when a minimum of four (4) department representatives are in attendance at a regularly scheduled meeting or a special session. 

2.44: AGENDA AND ORDER OF BUSINESS: The Dean's designee and the Chair will draft an agenda for an upcoming meeting and submit the agenda, minutes of previous meetings and all appendixes to the committee at least three (3) working days in advance of the meeting. The committee's order of business will be to proceed through the agenda as listed unless the order is altered by a motion and a majority vote to amend the order of business. 

2.45: PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURES: The Committee will follow Robert's Rules of Order during all of its proceedings. 

2.46: VOTING: A majority vote consists of a minimum of four (4) positive votes on any motion before the Committee. The Dean's designee will record the voting pattern as affirmative, negative, or abstain.

2.47: MINORITY STATEMENTS: Any department representative may request that the minutes show the basis for a minority opinion. This opinion will be so recorded with the understanding that the department and the final vote will not be identified.

Last revised November, 2014.