Curriculum Committee

2019–2020

    • Theodorea Berry, African American Studies
    • Kathy Blackmer Reyes, University Library
    • Julia Curry, Chicana and Chicano Studies
    • Gordon Douglas, Urban and Regional Planning
    • Danijela Dudley, Anthropology
    • AJ Faas, Anthropology
    • Cary Feria, Psychology
    • Xiaojia Hou, History
    • Paul Lombardi, Economics
    • Priya Raman, Communication Studies
    • Costanza Rampini, Environmental Studies
    • Ron Rogers, Dean's Office
    • Peter Chua, Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences

 

Reviewing Proposals Procedural 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. 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 in Curriculog

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 Ron Rogers.

New Course Proposals

New course proposals must comprise the materials enumerated below. The University requires that all curriculum forms be submitted electronically:

  1. A completed, appropriate course proposal form in Curriculog
  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 Syllabi, using the Accessible Template. 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 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.