Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

Announcement from Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Chair:

The first meeting of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee for the 2014-2015 academic year will be Friday, September 19 in the Board of Governors room from 2-4pm. Subsequent meetings are scheduled at the same venue and time, unless otherwise notified, for the third Friday in each month: October 17, November 21, December 19, February 20, March 20, April 17 and May 15.

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). 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
5 September 2014 12 September 2014 19 September 2014
26 September 2014 3 October 2014 17 October 2014
31 October 2014 7 November 2014 21 November 2014
28 November 2014 5 December 2014 19 December 2014
30 January 2015 6 February 2015 20 February 2015
27 February 2015 6 March 2015 20 March 2015
27 March 2015 3 April 2015 17 April 2015
24 April 2015 1 May 2015 15 May 2015

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 in other department sections in the light of your proposal. 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, 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 included on the electronic 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 (during Fall semester) or Charles McLaughlin, ext. 8793 (during Spring semester), or email to curriculum@ric.edu.

Page last updated: December 22, 2014