Faculty Curriculum Committee

Welcome

The Faculty Curriculum Committee (FCC) works with the Registrar's Office, the Provost's Office, and other College-wide committees to evaluate each proposed change to the College undergraduate curriculum.  (Changes to graduate programs are handled by the Committee on Graduate Education.) In particular, the FCC attempts to ensure that all changes are rigorous, well-designed, and consistent with the College's overall mission.

The chair of the committee is Andrew Przeworski (Mathematics).  The full roster is available here.

On these pages, you will find the following:

The Faculty Senate has an archive of FCC minutes.

Please feel free to contact the committee chairs with any questions that are not covered on this site.

Curriculum Committee Schedule for 2019-2020

Submit proposal to Provost's Office by...

Present proposal to Committee on...

Approved proposal will be forwarded to Senate on...

Senate will consider proposal on...

8/23/2019 9/13/2019 9/19/2019 10/1/2019
9/27/2019 10/18/2019 10/24/2019 11/5/2019
10/25/2019 11/15/2019 11/21/2019 12/3/2019
11/15/2019 12/6/2019 1/2/2020 1/14/2020
12/13/2019* 1/17/2020 1/23/2020 2/4/2020
1/24/2020 2/14/2020 2/20/2020 3/3/2020
2/7/2020 3/6 (and 3/13)2020 3/26/2020 4/7(and 4/14)2020

*Deadline for prerequisite/co-requisite-change, credit-hour change requests, placement scores, and course number.  If you want to change a course's co/prerequisites, credit hours, placement scores, and course number for the 2020-2021 academic year, you MUST submit the request by this date.

Getting Started

What change would you like to make to the curriculum?

Approval Cycles

Cycle 1

 8/23 – 8/30 – Provost Office review

 8/30 – 9/ 6 – RO review

 9/ 6 – 9/13 – FCC review (meeting 9/13)

Cycle 2

 9/27 – 10/ 4 – Provost Office review

10/4 – 10/11 – RO review

10/11 – 10/18 – FCC review (meeting 10/18)

Cycle 3

10/25 – 11/ 1 – Provost Office review

11/ 1 – 11/ 8 – RO review

11/ 8 – 11/15 – FCC review (meeting 11/15)

Cycle 4

11/15 – 11/22 – Provost Office review

11/22 – 11/29 – RO review

11/29 – 12/ 6 – FCC review (meeting 12/ 6)

Cycle 5 (Deadline for changes to: pre/co-requisite, placement scores, course number and/or course credit hours.)

12/13 – 1/ 3 – Provost Office review*

 1/ 3 – 1/10 – RO review

 1/10 – 1/17 – FCC review (meeting 1/17)

Cycle 6 (Deadline for new degree, major, minor, certificate, and new BPS concentrations)

 1/24 – 1/31 – Provost Office review#

 1/31 – 2/ 7 – RO review

 2/ 7 – 2/14 – FCC review (meeting 2/14)

Cycle 7 (Last cycle for 2020-2021 Catalog)

 2/ 7 – 2/19 – Provost Office review##                     

 2/19 – 2/28 – RO review                                            

 2/28 – 3/13 – FCC review (meetings 3/6 and 3/13)               

REMINDERS:  CHE approval (new program, program modification) can take 5 months (if there are no issues or delays).  New programs require SACSCOC approval and may not begin until approval is conveyed.  CHE notification for new certificates and notification of change for concentrations or programs totaling 18 credits or less require 3 months for review and acknowledgement prior to start.

#New degrees, majors, minors, certificates, and BPS concentrations must also be reviewed by Academic Planning and Budget Committees prior to Senate consideration. We strongly recommend that new course proposals also meet this deadline if offering in fall course schedule.

 

## Proposals that do not reach the Provost step by 2/7/2020 will not be considered.  All 2019-2020 Undergraduate, Graduate and General Education Curriculog forms will be deactivated and unavailable for use after 2/21/20. The new 2020-2021 forms will be activated and ready for use no later than July 1, 2020 (once U and G catalogs are finalized and posted). Faculty can continue to work on curriculum offline during the period of deactivation.  All proposals that are created on 2019-2020 forms, but do not make it onto the last meeting agendas of the Faculty Curriculum Committee (3/6/20) or the Graduate Education Committee (3/6/20) must be deleted.  These proposals must be restarted in 2020-2021 using the new forms and the new catalog.