Curriculum Committee Forms
Academics at Utica College

Curriculum Committee


Function and Authority
As a committee elected to represent the Utica College Faculty, Curriculum Committee’s (CC) function and responsibilities are determined by the Utica College (UC) Faculty Senate and are outlined in Faculty Senate Bylaws.

In general, CC reviews proposals to add, revise, or eliminate any credit-bearing course or degree-granting program. CC also reviews proposals for course designations (e.g., Core, Liberal Arts).

Membership

Per the Faculty Senate Bylaws, CC membership shall consist of:
o Ten (10) faculty members and one (1) professional librarian elected by the members of the Faculty Senate.
o At least two (2) elected faculty member representatives from each academic school.
o The Provost (or a representative of the Provost) and a representative from the Registrar’s Office as non-voting members.
 
Meeting Time
Curriculum Committee meets every Monday during the Fall and Spring semesters from 2:30 - 4:00 pm.

New Program Development

The process for developing and approving a new major or program is outlined in the Curriculum Development Process web site.

Programs Under Development

Information about programs under development can be found on the programs under development web page.

Curriculum Committee Sourcebook
The curriculum committee sourcebook contains the policies and procedures for revising the Utica College Curriculum.
Curriculum Committee Sourcebook

Curriculum Approval Process

In May 2013 the Faculty Senate approved a curriculum approval process for class III changes (new programs) and for significant changes to existing programs. There is also a matrix of what is required for different kinds of curricular changes.

Curriculum Committee Forms

Program Forms
The process for developing and approving a new major or program is outlined in the Curriculum Development Process web site.

Add a Major/Program
Revise a Program
 

Additional Resources
What Should Be In A Syllabus?
Form for Suggesting a new Library Resource (book, database, journal, other)
Update a Course Description

Forms to Propose a Course for the Core Curriculum

Goal 1: Writing
Goal 2: Oral Communication
Goal 3: Foreign Language
Goal 4: Quantitative Reasoning
Goal 5: Computer Use
Goal 6: Literary and Fine, Visual, or Performing Arts
Goal 7: Critical Perspectives
Goal 8: Scientific Reasoning
Goal 9: History and Heritage; the Individual, Culture, and Society; and Social Institutions and Processes
Goal 10 - Diversity

Liberal Arts and Sciences Courses

The list of approved Liberal Arts courses changes frequently. For the most up-to-date information go to Banner web at https://bannerweb.utica.edu; select the course catalog; select the current term; select all courses by clicking on the first subject entry, scrolling down and shift clicking on the last subject entry; and then filter by course attribute "Liberal Arts."

New York State has issued an official definition of a Liberal Arts course which can be found here:
New York State Education Department Definition

On-Line Courses

The list of courses offered on-line changes frequently. For the most up-to-date information go to Banner web at https://bannerweb.utica.edu; select the course catalog; select the current term; select all courses by clicking on the first subject entry, scrolling down and shift clicking on the last subject entry; and then filter by course attribute "Distance Learning."

Utica College Best Practices for On-Line Education
Best Practices Summary Document (PDF 1 page)

Specializations

Specializations are delineated groups of courses within an undergraduate major or graduate program that are not formal parts of the curriculum and are not approved by curriculum committee. To add, delete, or change a specialization within a program, use the specializations form.

Writing Intensive Courses

The list of approved writing-intensive courses changes frequently. For the most up-to-date information go to Banner web at https://bannerweb.utica.edu; select the class schedule; select the current term; select all courses by clicking on the first subject entry, scrolling down and shift clicking on the last subject entry; and then filter by course attribute "Writing Intensive."

Writing Intensive Guidelines (Informational PDF Document)
Form for applying for a new writing-intensive designation (MS Word Document/Application)
Form for renewing a writing-intensive designation (MS Word Document/Application)
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