Committee on Undergraduate Curriculum and Academic Standards Bylaws
To ensure that academic programs are consistent with the mission of Western Connecticut State University.
II. Areas Of Responsibilities
A. To develop an academic program which shall be required of all students regardless of major.
B. To review all proposals for change in courses, programs and academic standards for need, potential duplication & conformity to University policy.
C. To receive, review and make recommendations for any program discontinuance.
D. To initiate and stimulate ongoing periodic progress of academic program review.
E. To develop, review and recommend to the University Senate and administration policy concerning the undergraduate grading system and its application.
To request and receive reports and recommendations from departments, schools, faculty, etc., regarding curriculum and/or academic standards.
IV. Membership (17 Voting, 3 Non-Voting)
A. Eight (8) teaching faculty members, elected for three-year overlapping terms; two (2) members from each school elected by the teaching faculty of that school.
B. Four (4) academic school deans, ex officio, only two (2) as voting members, appointed annually.
C. Registrar or Registrar’s Office designee, ex officio.
D. Four (4) student members, one from each school, selected by the SGA for one-year terms.
E. Two (2) at-large teaching faculty members, elected for three-year terms by the teaching faculty.
F. Director of Institutional Research or his or her designee from the Assessment Committee, ex officio, non-voting.
V. Conduct Of Business
a. The committee, through its chair, shall report all policy recommendations to the University Senate.
b. The committee shall submit an annual report to the University Senate.
c. The committee shall report to the appropriate department and school dean concerning recommendations regarding program and course proposals and changes.
d. The committee shall report to the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs (as the University President’s designee) for appropriate administrative review of the committee’s action.
a. Course and program proposals and course title, level descriptions and credit changes and the common core courses and proposals from the appropriate school curriculum review committees.
b. New programs and options of major impact to the University from the University Planning and Budgeting Committee.
c. Any University curriculum proposals from the Student Government Association.
d. Any change from the University Senate concerned with the common core.
e. Any recommendation for program discontinuance from a department, the University Senate, or the President.
Minutes of all meetings shall be distributed to:
These Bylaws may be amended by two-thirds vote of members present at any regularly scheduled meeting at which there is a quorum, and the approval of the University Senate and the President of the University.
Senate Approval: Mar. 18, 1992 (R92-2-1)
Admin. Approval: April 14, 1992
Revised: Senate Approval May 19, 1999
Revised: Senate Approval May 15, 2002 (R-02-04-08)
Admin. Approval: July 3, 2002
Senate Approval: Dec. 20, 2006 (R-06-11-05)
Admin. Approval April 23, 2007