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 Nenad Radakovic (Teacher Education).  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 2020-2021

Click here for more details on the curriculum review cycles.

Proposal arrives at Provost's Office by...1

Present proposal to Committee on...

Approved proposal will be forwarded to Senate on...

Senate will consider proposal on...

8/21/2020 9/11/2020 9/24/2020 10/6/2020
9/25/2020 10/16/2020 10/29/2020 11/10/2020
10/23/2020 11/13/2020 11/26/2020 12/8/2020
11/13/20202 12/11/2020 12/31/2021 1/12/2021
12/11/20203 1/15/2021 1/21/2021 2/2/2021
1/22/20214 2/12/2021 2/18/2021 3/2/2021
2/5/20215 3/5(& 3/19)2021 3/25/2021 4/6(& 4/13)2021

After a proposal is submitted, 2-3 weeks may transpire before it arrives 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, dean and/or provost) if the active proposal sits at a step for more than 7 days (one week) without action.

2 Provost's step deadline for new degrees, majors, minors, certificates, and BPS concentrations, which must also be reviewed by Academic Planning and Budget Committees prior to Senate consideration.

3 Provost's step deadline for prerequisite/co-requisite-change, credit-hour change requests, placement scores, and course number.  Changes to a course's co/prerequisites, credit hours, placement scores, and course number for the 2021-2022 academic year, MUST arrive at the Provost's step by this date.

4 Provost's step deadline for new course proposals AND new courses proposed to fulfil a general education requirement.

5 Proposals that do not reach the Provost's Office by 2/5/2021 will not be considered, this includes existing courses proposed to fulfil a general education requirement. All 2020-2021 Undergraduate, Graduate and General Education Curriculog forms will be deactivated and unavailable for use after 2/19/21. The new 2021-2022 forms will be activated and ready for use no later than July 1, 2021 (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 2020-2021 forms, but do not make the last meeting agendas of the Faculty Curriculum Committee (3/5/21) or the Graduate Education Committee (3/4/21) must be deleted and restarted in 2021-2022 using the new forms and the new catalog.

IMPORTANT: 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.

Getting Started

What change would you like to make to the curriculum?

Approval Cycles ( bolded dates refer to deadlines in table above)

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.

Cycle 1

8/21 – 8/28 – Provost Office review

8/28 – 9/4 – RO review

9/4– 9/11 – FCC review (meeting 9/11)

Cycle 2

9/25 – 10/2 – Provost Office review

10/2 – 10/9 – RO review

10/9– 10/16 – FCC review (meeting 10/16)

Cycle 3

10/23 – 10/30 – Provost Office review

10/30 – 11/6 – RO review

11/6 – 11/13 – FCC review (meeting 11/13)

Cycle 4 (Thanksgiving Holiday: 11/25-11/29)

11/13 – 11/20 – Provost Office review

11/20 – 12/4 – RO review

12/4  – 12/11 – FCC review (meeting 12/11)

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

12/11 – 1/2 – Provost Office review

1/2 – 1/8 – RO review

1/8 – 1/15 – FCC review (meeting 1/15)

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

1/22 – 1/29 – Provost Office review

1/29 – 2/5  – RO review

2/5 – 2/12 – FCC review (meeting 2/12)

Cycle 7 (Last cycle for 2020-2021 Catalog)

 2/5 – 2/17 – Provost Office review                     

 2/17 – 2/26 – RO review                                            

 2/26 – 3/5 – FCC review (meetings 3/5 and 3/19)