Curriculum

Committee Members, 2014–2015

Anthropology Marco Meniketti
Communication Studies Shawn Spano
Economics Rui Liu
Environmental Studies Alex Gershenson
Geography and Global Studies Kathrine Richardson
History Glen Gendzel
Mexican American Studies Julia Curry
Political Science Melinda Jackson
Psychology Altovise Rogers
Sociology and Interdisiplinary Social Sciences Scott Myers-Lipton
Urban and Regional Planning Hilary Nixon
Library Silke Higgins

Important Dates

Download the Meetings Calendar: College of Social Sciences Curriculum Committee.

Reviewing ProposalsProcedural Information

Curricular proposals from departments are forwarded to the College Office for review following approval by the department's Curriculum Committee and chair.

Minor changes are reviewed by the Dean or Associate Dean and forwarded to the Office of Curriculum and Assessment. Most commonly, these are changes of course number, title, or description.

Major changes must be reviewed by the College Curriculum Committee. The most common of these are proposals to create new courses, including experimental courses, but the Curriculum Committee must also approve proposals to change or create new degree programs, concentrations within programs, minors, departmental honors programs and the like.

Finding and Submitting Forms

Forms are available from Undergraduate Curriculum Forms. All forms must be submitted electronically.

All materials to be considered by the College Curriculum Committee must be submitted to the College Office at least ten (10) days prior to the monthly meetings. Submit the original proposal electronically to Lynne Trulio and deliver one hard copy to the Dean's Office.

New Course Proposals

New course proposals must comprise the materials enumerated below. The University requires that all curriculum forms be submitted electronically.  For College review, it is useful to give the Dean's office both electronic and hard copy of these materials:

  1. A completed, appropriate course proposal form. Undergraduate forms and guidelines may be downloaded from the Undergraduate Studies Curriculum page. Graduate forms may be downloaded from Graduate Studies Curriculum page.
  2. For permanent course proposals only, a statement explaining how the proposed course fits into the department's curriculum, the reasons it is being submitted at this time, and an analysis of possible areas of overlap or duplication with other courses or programs.
  3. A green sheet that follows all Academic Senate guidelines [pdf] and Senate policies on accessibility [pdf]. This should be sufficiently detailed to allow the committee to gain a sense of what is going to happen week by week during the semester. The green sheet should describe the course objectives and how the instructor will assess the students' progress in achieving them. Weekly readings, grading methods, course description, and assignments should be addressed.
  4. An electronic version of the green sheet for a proposed new permanent course is required by Undergraduate Studies.
  5. An abridged bibliography of references germane to the course. One page with complete citations is appropriate. In general, the materials should provide more scholarly and in-depth presentation of components of the course content.