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 Beatriz Maldonado (International Studies). The full roster is available here.

On the FCC website, 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 2022-2023

All curricular proposals must be submitted via the Curriculog system: cofc.curriculog.com
Fall Break: November 7-8, 2022
Spring Break: March 5-11, 2023

New Programs: By Monday, August 8, 2022, and BEFORE the new program proposal is submitted in Curriculog, the originator/proposal launcher must send the draft proposal along with the budget (per the template provided by Academic Affairs) to delmastromp@cofc.edu for executive review by the provost, Business Affairs and the president.  Once approved by the executive team, the proposal may be submitted in Curriculog.  

Originators/proposal launchers: Please monitor your proposals in Curriculog to ensure they move through the review steps on time, and contact the respective reviewer (chair/program director, dean and provost) if/when the proposal sits idle more than 7 days.

Proposal is approved by originator in Curriculog 2-3 weeks before, to arrive at Provost's Office by...1

Present proposal to Committee on...

Approved proposal will be forwarded to Senate by...

Senate will consider proposal on...

8/26/20222

9/16/2022

9/29/2022

10/11/2022

9/16/2022

10/7/2022

10/20/2022

11/1/2022

10/21/20223

11/11/2022

11/24/2022

12/6/2022

11/11/20224

12/9/2022

1/5/2023

1/17/2023

12/16/20225

1/20/2023

1/26/2023

2/7/2023

1/27/20236

2/17/2023

3/2/2023

3/14/2023

2/3/20237

3/3 (& 3/17) 2023

3/23/2023

4/4 (& 4/11) 2023

 

1This is NOT the proposal's submission date. After submission in Curriculog, a proposal may take 2-3 weeks before arriving at the Provost's Office. Therefore, and to avoid delays, the originator should monitor the review steps in Curriculog and contact the respective reviewer (chair/program director, dean and/or provost) if the active proposal sits at a step for more than 7 days (one week) without action.

2Provost's step deadline for new degrees, programs and certificates.  New degrees, programs and certificates require review by Academic Planning and Budget Committees prior to Senate consideration, then approval by the Board of Trustees (mid-October) before the SACSCOC's and CHE's submission deadlines of January 1 and February 1 respectively.   It is highly recommended that Program initiators/launchers coordinate with the chairs of the Academic Planning and Budget Committees prior to and during the Executive Review step to facilitate timely committee review after submission to Curriculog.

3Provost's step deadline for changes of 50% or more to existing programs to ensure SACSCOC submission deadline by January 1. 

4Provost's step deadline for new minors and BPS concentrations (changes and new), which must also be reviewed by the Budget Committee prior to Senate consideration. BPS concentrations (changes and new) require approval by SACSCOC, which requires 4-6 months following the submission of notification.

5Provost's step deadline for prerequisite/co-requisite change, credit-hour change requests, placement scores, course number, and program modifications totaling 19 hours or more for implementation the following fall.

6Provost's step deadline for new course proposals.

7Proposals that do not reach the Provost's Office by 2/3/2023 will not be considered; this includes existing AND new courses proposed to fulfill a general education requirement. All 2022-2023 Undergraduate, Graduate and General Education Curriculog forms will be deactivated and unavailable for use after 3/3/23. The new 2023-2024 forms will be activated and ready for use no later than July 1, 2023 (once U and G catalogs are finalized and posted). Faculty can continue to work on curriculum offline during the period of deactivation.  All undergraduate proposals that are created on 2022-2023 forms, but do not make the last meeting agendas of the Faculty Curriculum Committee (3/3/23 or 3/17/23 if the latter is needed) must be deleted and restarted in 2023-2024 using the new forms and the new catalog.

IMPORTANT: 

  • New minors and changes to minors do not require submissions to CHE, but stand-alone minors (with distinct program learning outcomes and without a parent major) do require approval by SACSCOC, which may take 4-6 months following the submission of a program notification.
  • Changes for concentrations or programs totaling 18 credits or less may be approved at the last spring Senate meeting for fall implementation of the same calendar year.


 Getting Started

What change would you like to make to the curriculum?