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Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

Announcement from Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Chair:

The first meeting of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee for the 2015-2016 academic year is scheduled for Friday, September 18 in the Board of Governors room from 2-4pm (if there are no proposals the committee will be notified ahead of time should the meeting be cancelled). Subsequent meetings are scheduled at the same venue and time, unless otherwise notified, for the third Friday in each month (except for the May meeting, which I am scheduling a little earlier in the month before colleagues begin to disperse to ensure we have a quorum; this will be on a Wednesday during free period at the earlier time of 12-2pm): October 16,November 20, December 18, February 19, March 18, April 15 and May 11.

Electronic copies of proposals (along with catalog copy) that you wish to be considered are due by noon on the last Friday of each month prior to the month in which the proposal will be presented. This is 21 days prior to each scheduled Undergraduate Curriculum Committee meeting (see dates below). This is necessary to enable the Chair and the Executive Committee to check them through and make any necessary changes, and to allow time for minor revisions before coming to the full committee. The signed paper copy should be sent in by the time the Executive Committee meet to discuss the proposal (see dates below) by the first Friday of each month. Make sure the electronic documents you send are in Word, saved as either .doc or .docx files — NO .pdfs.

Date proposals are due for each monthly meeting. Executive UCC  meeting dates: usually Fridays 2-4pm UCC meeting dates: 2-4pm on the following Fridays
28 August 2015 4 September 2015 18 September 2015
25 September 2015 2 October 2015 16 October 2015
30 October 2015 6 November 2015 20 November 2015
27 November 2015 4 December 2015 18 December 2015
29 January 2016 5 February 2016 19 February 2016
26 February 2016 4 March 2016 18 March 2016
25 March 2016 2 April 2016 15 April 2016
29 April 2016 6 May 2016 11 May 2016
Wed. 12-2pm

Please check that you are using the current form available for download from the “Forms and Information” page of this website. All proposals use the same form, which is split into different sections. Only submit the sections that are relevant to your proposal (course creation/revisions only need sections A, B and D; program creation/revisions only need A, C and D--delete from the document any sections that are not being used). Double check before submitting that you have provided all the correct information, and do not forget to provide catalog copy in a single extra file, that reflects any changes you are planning to make, and include changes that might have to be made to other department sections in the light of your proposal (eg If you change the credit hours of a course used by a program outside your department). Please edit so that you only send in those pages being changed, with clearly marked tracked changes, and not whole sections. While there are guidelines embedded on the form itself in a series of smart tips (just hold the cursor over the highlighted phrases), there are also more detailed instructions on the “Forms and Information” page, and in section 4.2 of the UCC Manual, for filling in the form and creating catalog copy. The names and affiliations of those whose signatures are required should be typed into the electronic file copy of the approval/acknowledgement page of each proposal before its initial submission. If the paper copy of your proposal with the actual signatures has not been submitted prior to the UCC meeting at which your proposal is to be discussed, the proposal will be tabled. Email your electronic submission to the Chair of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee at curriculum@ric.edu as soon as it is ready. There is also a timeline on the “Forms and Information” page to give you a sense of when you need to get proposals to the committee to enable a timely implementation.

If you have questions, please contact the chair, Sue Abbotson, ext. 2803, or email to curriculum@ric.edu. Please use this curriculum e-mail rather than Dr. Abbotson’s personal RIC account as it helps to keep the Curriculum correspondence all together in one place.

Page last updated: June 11, 2015