A-to-Z Index

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Original Proposer: The faculty member responsible for developing the idea and producing the documenation for a course or program proposal, as well as discussing all implications (including resources) with the academic unit head before proceeding to the C&I process.

Associate Vice Provost: Coordinates cross disciplinary proposals and oversees the pre-proposal process. Faculty members interested in developing new programs or revising existing cross disciplinary programs must meet with the Associate Vice Provost to begin the C&I process. 

Academic Unit Head: The department, program or school lead administrator responsible for committing unit resources, course scheduling, and assessment; should be consulted at the beginning of the initiation process and is required to sign off prior to submission of proposals to the College C&I.

Academic Unit C&I Committee: Faculty members responsible for approving proposals at the academic unit level. Each academic unit has its own C&I committee. 

Academic Unit C&I Chair: Chair of the academic unit C&I committee; responsible for coordinating academic unit proposals.

College C&I Committee: Committee comprised of academic unit C&I chairs from all academic units within a college; responsible for approving proposals before they are available for university approval.

College C&I Chair: Chair of the college C&I committee; responsible for coordinating proposals within the college. Acts as a resource for faculty C&I questions. 

Graduate Governance Committee: College committee which reviews graduate-level proposals.

Cross College Curriculum Committee (CCCC): A college-level approval body which reviews cross disciplinary proposals with significant cross-college identity or without clear college affiliation. After cross disciplinary proposals have been reviewed at the academic unit level, the CCCC serves in place of multiple college C&I committees. The committee is chaired by the Associate Vice Provost. 

Graduate Council: The chief policy-forming and advisory body for The Graduate School. This commitee reviews all course and program proposals at the graduate level.

Committee on Academic Programs (CAP): A university committee which serves as the final faculty and administrative body to review and recommend to the president and board of visitors matters related to curriculum. It reviews new programs, significant program changes, BA/BS requirements, and contested issues that cannot be resolved within the college C&I committees.

Vice Provost for Academic Programs: The Vice Provost has final approval of all undergraduate curriculum proposals.

Registrar: The Registrar must be notified through the C&I process to finalized curricular changes. The registrar assigns subject identifiers and has final approval of course numbers. 

College C&I Chairs Committee: Made up of College C&I Chairs, as well as the registrar and representatives from the Academic Affairs, CAP, and The Graduate School. This group negotiates C&I procedures, shares information on curriculum, and resolves conflicts. 


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