Charge of the UOCC

This committee was created 10 May 1886.
Charge and Responsibilities:

The Committee on Courses shall be responsible for:
(1) Screening all proposals for course changes and reporting its recommendations to the University faculty through the Faculty Senate;
(2) Directing the University editor on the content and structure of the University Catalog;
(3) Consulting with the Undergraduate Council and the Graduate Council on curricular patterns of concern;
(4) Participating, on behalf of the University faculty, in planning the development and improvement of the instructional program of the institution;
(5) Reviewing courses not taught on a regular basis;
(6) Determining whether courses satisfy the multicultural requirement;
(7) Monitoring adherence to the approved curriculum, standards, and policies on an as-needed basis; and,
(8) Providing advice and assistance to schools and departments in the planning of the curriculum.

When the committee is recessed, the chair of the committee shall have authority to approve immediate emergency requests for course changes subject to review when the committee resumes business. This authority may be delegated to the Provost in the absence of the chair.

Reporting Deadlines:

The Committee on Courses shall report to the University Senate in the fall, winter and spring academic terms. Each report shall be in the form of a preliminary report of curricular changes which shall be approved by the University Senate before implementation. An annual written report shall be submitted by the Committee Chair to the Senate President and Senate Executive Coordinator no later than June 1.