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University Curriculum Committees

The University recognizes that the faculty of each department and program have primary responsibility for the department and/or program curricula, and that faculty has a responsibility to maintain standards of academic excellence. However, the University also has an obligation to operate as a singular entity to fulfill its institutional and historical mission. Operation as a single entity requires coordination among departments, schools, and colleges. The University Academic Standards Committees: General Education, Undergraduate Curriculum, and Graduate Curriculum, are charged with such coordination, and at the same time with preserving the integrity of the individual academic programs.

The Academic Standards Committees make pertinent recommendations on all curricular matters including the approval of new courses and programs, approval of changes in existing courses and programs and deletion of courses and programs. The committees may also make recommendations on academic policies and procedures related to curricular planning and procedures, academic regulations, academic support services, and instructional development and evaluation. The General Education Committee has responsibility for curricular matters pertaining to the undergraduate general education core curriculum; the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee has responsibility for curricular matters pertaining solely to undergraduate education, and the Graduate Curriculum Committee has responsibility for curricular matters pertaining solely to graduate education. Curricular matters that pertain to both undergraduate and graduate education require review by both the undergraduate and graduate curriculum committees.

Changes to both curricula and academic policy are administered through the Curriculog™ electronic curriculum management system. The legacy forms will remain available for your information to aid in the preparation of the documents for submission. Questions regarding the curricular process and/or the academic catalog should be directed to B-CU Curriculum and Catalog Management using bcucurriculum@cookman.edu.

Membership of all committees is constructed to provide representation from all academic units impacted by curricular changes reviewed by that committee.


GENERAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE

Committee Charge

The General Education Committee (GEC) is responsible for ensuring that the General Education Core curriculum supports the Mission of the university. The Committee provides faculty oversight for the General Education Core.

The responsibilities of the GEC include:

  1. Developing and implementing policies and procedures for delivering the General Education core curriculum;
  2. Promoting the General Education core to all constituents;
  3. Reviewing all course proposals related to General Education requirements;
  4. Mapping learning outcomes to courses;
  5. Implementing and overseeing a course recertification process;
  6. Determining transfer course equivalencies for General Education courses not offered at the University;
  7. Developing and executing annual assessment plan for the General Education core to include alignment of learning outcomes and competencies, measures of assessment, and criteria for success;
  8. Ensuring implementation of assessment plan and annual analysis of assessment findings for each of the General Education competency-based SLOs;
  9. Making recommendations for improvement on General Education core based on the results to the Office of the Provost;
  10. Completing and submitting the Annual Planning, Assessment and Budgeting Report for the General Education core to the Office of Institutional Assessment with a copy to the Office of the Provost; and
  11. Undertaking any other activities necessary to ensure success and improvement of the General Education core curriculum under the direction of the
Committee Composition

The General Education Committee membership consists of:

  • One faculty member representing each academic College or School with undergraduate programs
  • A representative from the program responsible for each of the general education competencies
  • A representative from the library
  • A representative from the Office of Institutional Assessment
  • A member elected from the Faculty Senate

The Chair is appointed by the Provost and will serve a one-year term. The Chair will vote only in the event of a tie. Members appointed to the General Education Committee will serve a one-year term and will not serve more than three consecutive one-year terms.

General Education Committee Members 2019 - 2020

Claudette McFadden-Chair School of Performing Arts and Communication
Lauren Quatrella Carl Swisher Library
Jennifer Dash Institutional Effectiveness
Jerykah Thomas President, Student Government Association
Lorna Wilson School of Nursing
Ayetree Gohain College of Liberal Arts
Tseleq Yusef College of Liberal Arts
Stephen Jones College of Liberal Arts
Detis Duhart College of Liberal Arts
Timothy Mirtz School of Education 
Sarah Krejci College of Science, Engineering, and Math
Seenith Sivasundaram College of Science, Engineering, and Math
Musset Apollon College of Science, Engineering, and Math
Baraka Mapp College of Science, Engineering, and Math
Deborah Henson-Governor School of Religion
David Allen School of Religion
Alfred Mall School of Religion
Anthony Owens New Student Services
Marion Hundley School of Performing Arts 
Andrea White-McNeil School of Hospitality
Amy Williams College of Business and Entrepreneurship
Felicia Wheaton College of Health Sciences
Torrance Williams College of Health Sciences
Paula McKenzie School of Performing Arts and Communication

Meeting Dates 2019 - 2020

The GEC meets on the 1st Thursday of the month from 4:00 – 5:00 PM in the Bethune Room of the Carl Swisher Jr. Library. The dates for the 2019-2020 Academic Year are as follows:

September 12, 2019 December 5, 2019 March 5, 2020
October 10, 2019 January 9, 2020 April 2, 2020
November 7, 2019 February 6, 2020 May 7, 2020

 

2018 - 2019 Meeting Dates and Members


UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE

Committee Charge

The Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (UCC) is for upholding academic excellence at the University. It is responsible for reviewing and making recommendations regarding the overall quality of the undergraduate program offerings. The Committee provides faculty oversight for the Undergraduate programs.

The responsibilities of the UCC include:

  1. Considering changes to existing undergraduate courses
  2. Reviewing and making recommendations of new undergraduate courses
  3. Reviewing and making recommendations regarding deletion of undergraduate course
  4. Reviewing and making recommendations regarding undergraduate academic programs
  5. Review for duplication of resources and effort
  6. Review for impact on other colleges and schools, including other courses and programs
  7. Considering consistency and appropriateness of course-level characteristics
  8. Considering alignment with the University mission, core values and policies
  9. Verifying that minimum credit hour standards, both total and component, are met for new programs
  10. Representing the interests of the unit and report back to the unit on a regular basis
Committee Composition

The Undergraduate Curriculum Committee membership consists of:

  1. One faculty member representing each academic College or School with undergraduate programs
  2. A representative from the library
  3. A member elected from the Faculty Senate

The Chair is appointed by the Provost and will serve a one-year term. The Chair will vote only in the event of a tie. Members appointed to the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee will serve a one-year term and will not serve more than three consecutive one-year terms.

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Members 2019 - 2020

Latreace Flynt - Chair College of Liberal Arts
Lascelles Adams College of Business and Entrepreneurship
Hector Torres College of Education
Matilda Johnson College of Health Sciences
Latreace Flynt College of Liberal Arts
Albert Hayward College of Science, Engineering, and Math
Stacy Speller College of Undergraduate Studies
Arlene Garrick School of Hospitality Management
Debbie McGregor School of Nursing
Paula McKenzie School of Performing Arts and Communication
Claudette McFadden School of Performing Arts and Communication
Alice Wood School of Religion
Clarissa West-White Carl Swisher Library

Meeting Dates 2019 - 2020

The UCC meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 11:15 AM in the Theodore Nicholson Conference Room of the Gross Science Building. In the event that the first Monday is a University holiday, the committee meets on the 2nd Monday at the same time. The dates for the 2019-2020 Academic Year are as follows:

September 9, 2019 December 9, 2019 April 13, 2020
October 14, 2019 January 13, 2020
November 11, 2019 February 10, 2020

 

2018 - 2019 Meeting Dates and Members


GRADUATE ACADEMIC & POLICY COUNCIL

Committee Charge

The Graduate Curriculum Committee (GCC) is for upholding academic excellence at the University. It is responsible for reviewing and making recommendations regarding the overall quality of the graduate program offerings. The Committee provides faculty oversight for the Graduate programs.

The responsibilities of the GCC include:

  1. Considering changes to existing graduate courses;
  2. Reviewing and making recommendations of new graduate courses;
  3. Reviewing and making recommendations regarding deletion of graduate course;
  4. Reviewing and making recommendations regarding graduate academic programs; and
  5. Review for duplication of resources and
  6. Review for impact on other colleges and schools, including other courses and programs
  7. Considering consistency and appropriateness of course-level characteristics
  8. Considering alignment with the University mission, core values and policies
  9. Verifying that minimum credit hour standards, both total and component, are met for new programs
  10. Representing the interests of the unit and report back to the unit on a regular basis
Committee Composition

The Graduate Curriculum Committee membership consists of:

  • At least one representative from each of the graduate programs
  • A representative from the Library

The Chair is appointed by the Provost and will serve a one-year term. The Chair will vote only in the event of a tie. Members appointed to the Graduate Curriculum Committee will serve a one-year term and will not serve more than three consecutive one-year terms.

Graduate Curriculum Committee Members 2018 - 2019

Deanna Wathington - Dean School of Graduate Studies
Marcey Kinney College of Education
Nichole Jones College of Health Sciences
Torrance Williams College of Health Sciences
Kideste Yusef College of Liberal Arts
Michael Humphries College of Liberal Arts
Michael Reiter College of Science, Engineering, and Math
LaToya Newell-Burke College of Business and Entrepreneurship
Barbara Davis School of Religion
Matilda Johnson College of Health Sciences

Meeting Dates 2018 - 2019

The GCC meets on Tuesdays of the month from Noon to 1:00 PM. The dates and locations for the 2018-2019 Academic Year are as follows:

October 15, 2019 November 19, 2019 January 21, 2020
February 18, 2020 March 17, 2020 April 21, 2020


Academic Advisory Council

Committee Charge

The Academic Advisory Council serves as an advisory body to the Provost and is responsible for providing leadership and vision regarding strategic and operational issues and opportunities for the academy.

The Academic Advisory Council has the responsibility to oversee, review and evaluate all university academic programs and related matters. The Council shall receive and review, from the various colleges/schools, proposals and policy decisions regarding their respective programs. The Council has the authority to make recommendations to the president on all matters which relate to the academic programs and mission of the university. As a policy recommending body, the Council may initiate studies, reviews and other academic. In all such cases, reviews which are initiated by the Council will be conducted in a manner that is consistent with procedures established by the colleges/schools and overseen by the respective deans. The Council may appoint subcommittees to help with special projects or assist in its deliberations. The Council, at the discretion of the provost and in consultation with the president of the university, will establish appropriate subcommittees and delegate authority to these bodies to conduct the business of the Council.

The responsibilities of the Academic Advisory Council include:

  1. Oversee all academic programs, courses and curricula of the university;
  2. Coordinate, review and evaluate institutional academic goals and assessment plans;
  3. Receive for review proposals from the various colleges/schools regarding the schools' respective programs;
  4. Conduct reviews of proposed new and existing degree programs;
  5. Review and evaluate the university’s academic policies and procedures;
  6. Make policy recommendations and may initiate studies of the need for new, university-wide academic programs in consultation with the colleges/schools;
  7. Ensure academic policies and procedures are implemented;
  8. Make recommendations to the President through the Provost (Chief Academic Officer) on all matters relating to the academic programs of the university, including layoff decisions; and
  9. Establish advisory standing and ad hoc committees to assist it in the efficient conduct of its business. [These committees will have advisory and recommending role only and report only to the Advisory Council. The charge and responsibilities of these committees will be determined by the Council.
Committee Composition

The Academic Advisory Council membership consists of:

  • Provost (Chair)
  • Academic Deans from each degree-granting college/school
  • Dean of the Library
  • Associate Provosts
  • Special guests from across the campus as invited

The Academic Advisory Council is chaired by the Provost who presides over its meetings.

In the absence of the chair, the Associate Provost shall preside. If the Associate Provost is unavailable to preside in the absence of the chair, the Council shall elect a temporary chair to preside over a scheduled meeting. The presiding powers of the temporary chair shall be limited only to the particular meeting for which he/she is elected.


Committee on Promotion and Tenure

Committee Charge

The Committee of Promotion and Tenure serves in an advisory capacity to the Provost. The Committee is responsible for sustaining the quality of the University by engaging in objective, systematic and thorough assessment of candidates for awards of promotion and tenure. As such, the Committee is charged with reviewing and making recommendations for awards of tenure and promotion on the candidates’ productivity to the Provost.

The responsibilities of the Committee on Promotion and Tenure include:

  1. Conduct a formal review of all tenure-track regular faculty dossiers (portfolios) for promotion and/or tenure;
  2. Ensure all requirements for the reviews are completed, signed, and dated by the Committee members;
  3. Make recommendations for awards of promotion and/or tenure based on the candidates’ productivity. [A concise rationale must be provided for the Committee's recommendations based upon the results recorded and the Committee's deliberations. The rationale should also address strengths and weaknesses of the dossier that are related to the recommendation(s)];
  4. Provide a summary report from the individual reviews by committee members based on the applicant's dossier; and
  5. Retain copies of the Committee members’

The Chair of the Promotion and Tenure Committee notifies the Provost in writing of the Committee’s recommendations. The Provost transmits the applications with his/her recommendations and all other recommendations and documentation to the University President for approval. The Provost presents the candidates to the Educational Policies Committee of the Board of Trustees at its April Board Meeting for approval and final vote by the full Board.

Committee Composition

The Promotion and Tenure Committee membership consists of elected tenured faculty representatives from each of the respective colleges/schools.

The Provost appoints the Chair of the Committee and convenes the first meeting. Members appointed to the Committee serve a one-year term.

Committee on Promotion and Tenure 2018 - 2019

Ranjna Patel School of Graduate Studies
E.M. Ekanayake College of Business and Entreprenuership
Walter Fordham College of Education
Rose Grace College of Performing Arts and Communication
Dorcas McCoy College of Liberal Arts
Masood Poorandi College of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics
Alice Wood School of Religion

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