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Curriculum Committee


Curriculum Committee for 2018-2019

First/Last Name College/ Term   Email Dept
  School Ends      
Randi Brazeau PHYS 2021   rbrazeau@msudenver.edu EAS
Ellen Spitler EDU 2021   espitle1@msudenver.edu TED1
Troy Morgan CPS2 2021   tmorga27@msudenver.edu HPS
Zsuzsa Balogh CPS 2019  Chair baloghz@msudenver.edu CET
Edgar Maldonado CBUS 2019   emaldon3@msudenver.edu CISBA
Andrea Maestrejuan CLAS 2020 At Large amaestre@msudenver.edu HIS
Rebecca Nemec CPS 2022 At Large rnemec@msudenver.edu NUR
Lisa Suter CLAS 2021 At Large lsuter@msudenver.edu ENG
Ben Thompson CPS 2022 At Large bthomp50@msudenver.edu HPS
Chad Harris ASA     charr112@msudenver.edu  
Meredith Jeffers AHUM 2021   mjeffer8@msudenver.edu MDL
VACANT     At Large    

 

Bylaws Charge

Section 13 Curriculum Committee

13.1 Duties. 
The Curriculum Committee shall:

13.1.1 Have jurisdiction over all undergraduate and graduate curriculum proposals and make recommendations to the Senate concerning the undergraduate and graduate curriculum programs of the college, including, but not limited to:

a) degree programs

b) certificates

c) General studies, Multicultural, and Senior Experience requirements. The Curriculum Committee shall refer all proposed changes in the criteria for General Studies or       Multicultural designations to the appropriate standing committee for review and that committee will forward its recommendation to the Curriculum Committee.

d) outreach, off-campus, and community instructional programs, and programs granting credit for experiential learning, when such programs are creditable toward a degree. This review may be delegated to the Internship Center.

e) courses granting college credit. Review of new and modified courses, however, may be delegated to the appropriate school or college committee or the Graduate Council, and then to the Associate Vice President for Curriculum and Academic Effectiveness. Review and approval of Omnibus courses may be delegated to appropriate school or college Deans.

e.1) A new or existing course proposed for new General Studies designation will first be reviewed by the Curriculum Committee. After the course is approved by the Curriculum Committee it will be forwarded to the General Studies Committee for review. A modification of an existing course with current General Studies designation will first be reviewed by the Curriculum Committee. After the course is approved and if the Curriculum Committee decides that the modification of the course and /or the documentation for the General Studies designation requires review, the course will be forwarded to the General Studies Committee for review. The General Studies Committee’s recommendation shall be forwarded to the Curriculum Committee for appropriate action.

e.2) A new or existing course proposed for new Multicultural designation will first be reviewed by the Curriculum Committee. After the course is approved by the Curriculum Committee it will be forwarded to the Multicultural Curriculum Review Committee for review. A modification of an existing course with current Multicultural designation will first be reviewed by the Curriculum Committee. After the course is approved and if the Curriculum Committee decides that the modification of the course and/or the documentation for the multicultural designation requires review, the course will be forwarded to the Multicultural Review Committee for review. The Multicultural Curriculum Review Committee’s recommendation shall be forwarded to the Curriculum Committee for appropriate action. (Amended 03/14/2012)

13.1.2 Review and make recommendations to the Senate for approval of all new degree programs, new minors, and new certificates.

13.1.3 Have the right to review all existing degree programs. This review may be delegated to the University Program Review Committee.

13.1.4 Have the right to refer curricular considerations to administrative offices.

13.1.5 Have the authority to resolve disputes over impacts between academic units that have not been resolved at the school or college level or by the Graduate Council. In such cases, the Faculty Senate Curriculum Committee will exercise its jurisdiction over curriculum and adjudicate such disputes.

13.1.6 When the members of the Curriculum Committee who do not abstain are unanimous in their approval of a curriculum proposal, such approval will be announced to the Senate and accepted by the Senate as approved, so that the Committee vote may be recorded in the Senate minutes. Any Senator may, however, request a vote on any curriculum matter brought before the Senate.

13.1.7 When the Curriculum Committee is not unanimous in its support of a curriculum proposal, the proposal will be brought before the Senate for a vote. Proposals that are not supported by the majority of those members of the Curriculum Committee who do not abstain will not be forwarded to the Senate, but will be returned to the originating department with reasons for the Committee's action. Proposals may be withdrawn by the originating department at any time during the process.

13.2 Membership. 
The Curriculum Committee shall consist of nine (9) voting members, to be chosen according to ARTICLE IV Section 2 of the Bylaws. It shall also include one non-voting administrative advisor, appointed by the Vice President of Academic Affairs, one non-voting ex-officio member from the Office of Graduate Studies, and one non-voting ex-officio member form then Office of the Registrar. It is recommended that to the extent possible, members should be from different departments.

13.3 Student Representation. 
The Chair of the Curriculum Committee shall communicate with the Chair of the Academic Affairs Committee of the Student Government Assembly as is appropriate.

13.4 Records 
The Chair of the Curriculum Committee shall maintain the following records in the Faculty Senate Office: minutes of the meetings, agenda from the meetings, and all the memoranda sent to Academic Affairs. These documents may be sent to the Faculty Senate Office at the end of the academic year or periodically throughout the academic year.


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