Section 2.2

Divisional/School/Program Curricular Committees

Representatives to all divisional committees are, at the request of the Arts and Sciences Council, elected through procedures specified within the departments/schools and divisions to serve three-year terms.

Function

  • To review curriculum modifications and new course proposals from department or program units within each division.  If approval is recommended, the course modification proposal forms are forwarded to the Dean; if the modifications are not approved, the forms are returned to the department/program unit for revision.
  • To act on student appeals to waive or substitute courses within that portion of the general requirements which might be considered under the "jurisdiction" of each respective divisional committee.
  • To make appropriate recommendations to the Dean regarding matters of concern to each respective division.

Membership

Committee for the Arts and Humanities

Voting members include one representative from each of the following: the School of Art; Departments of English, German, Russian and East Asian Languages, Philosophy, Popular Culture, Romance and Classical Studies, Theatre and Film; the College of Musical Arts. 

An Assistant or Associate Dean who holds faculty rank serves as a non-voting member. 

A college advisor serves as a non-voting member.

The representative from the College of Musical Arts is not eligible to chair the committee.

Committee for the Social Sciences

Voting members include one representative from each of the following: the Departments of Economics, Ethnic Studies, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and the School of Communication Studies, and Telecommunications. 

An Assistant or Associate Dean who holds faculty rank serves as a non-voting member.

A college advisor serves as a non-voting member.

The representative from the Department of Economics is not eligible to chair the committee.

Committee for Mathematics and the Natural and Physical Sciences

Voting members include one representative from each of the following: the Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Mathematics and Statistics, and Physics and Astronomy. 

An Assistant or Associate Dean who holds faculty rank serves as a non-voting member.

At least one college advisor who serves as a non-voting member.

Arts & Sciences STEM Coordinator who serves as a non-voting member.

Committee for the School of Media & Communication Studies

Voting members include a representatives from each of the following: the Departments of Journalism and Public Relations, Communications, Telecommunication; and an at-large member.

An Assistant or Associate Dean serves as a non-voting member.

A college advisor serves as a non-voting member.

Committee for the School of Art

Voting members include one representative from each of the program divisions within the School. 

An Assistant or Associate Dean serves as a non-voting member.

The school director who serves as a non-voting member.

A college advisor serves as a non-voting member.

Committee for Interdisciplinary Programs

The Council of Interdisciplinary Program Directors serves to review course proposals and modifications which are not departmentally based.

Voting members include one representative from each of the following: Africana Studies, American Culture Studies, Asian Studies, Chapman Learning Community, Environment and Sustainability, Environmental Studies, General Studies Writing, International Studies and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. 

An Assistant or Associate Dean who holds faculty rank serves as a non-voting member.

A college advisor serves as a non-voting member.