Curriculum Committee Materials and Special Majors

2014-2015 Committee Chair: Professor Dawn Bowen, Department of Geography

Please follow the guidelines listed below and the procedures appropriate to the action you are seeking from the CAS Curriculum Committee at the University Curriculum Committee (UCC) website .  Adherence to these procedures will allow the CAS Curriculum Committee to act quickly on your proposal and/or to identify problems that will require corrective action prior to final consideration.  The goal of these procedures is to shorten the time between submission and decision. The Committee will return for revision any proposal that does not follow the established format and guidelines.

Timely submission: All materials must be received by the CAS Curriculum Committee chair prior to a scheduled meeting.  Please email materials to the CAS Curriculum Committee chair one week prior to a scheduled meeting.

To sync its work with the CAS Faculty Senate, the University Curriculum Committee, and ultimately, the University Faculty Council, the CAS Curriculum Committee will be meeting on the following days:

  • September 24, 2014 (proposals due September 17)
  • October 22, 2014 (proposals due October 15)
  • November 19, 2014 (proposals due November 12)
  • January 14, 2015 (proposals due January 9)*
  • February 11, 2015 (proposals due February 4)*
  • March 11, 2015 (proposals due February 27)**

*Dates updated September 25, 2014

** Date changed January 15, 2015

2014-2015 Academic Catalog: The last meeting to make a change for the 2015-2016 Academic Calendar is the January 15th meeting of the CAS Curriculum Committee. Since the Committee often has questions and recommended corrections or changes, it is strongly suggested that any curriculum proposal seeking to be effective for 2015-2016 should be placed before the committee prior to its meeting on November 19, 2014.

Format: UPDATED 11/12/14

  • All documents FOR EACH ACTION should be submitted in a SINGLE word or PDF file with an appropriate file name. This would include the Department or Program name, course number (as appropriate), and the type of curricular action.
  • An electronic signature on all cover sheets is preferred, but the Department Chair’s name typed in this space indicates that the proposal was submitted with the department’s approval.
  • Please DO NOT send scanned pdf documents.

Special Majors: The CAS Curriculum Committee has revised the special major instructions and forms and all proposals must use the new form.