The purpose of the University Curriculum Committee (UCC) is to process and recommend approval or disapproval of all policies and procedures related to the curriculum of Northern Kentucky University, with the exception of those policies and procedures that are under the purview of the Chase College of Law.
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The Name of this standing committee of the Faculty Senate is the University Curriculum Committee (UCC).
Section 1: The purpose of the UCC is to process and to recommend approval or disapproval of all policies and procedures related to the curriculum of Northern Kentucky University, with the exception of those policies and procedures that are under the purview of the Chase College of Law.
Section 2. The UCC will pr ocess and recommend approval or disapproval of the following: new courses, experimental courses, non-traditional credit courses, course change, new programs, majors and minors, and changes in programs, majors, and minors.
Section 3. The UCC will forward it s recommendation for approval to the appropriate office, i.e., the President of the Faculty Senate and/or the Provost.
Section 4. The UCC will process and recommend approval or disapproval of certificate programs that contain credit courses.
Section 5. The UCC will process and recommend approval or disapproval of all matters pertaining to General Education and remedial work.
Section 6. The UCC may initiate action on behalf of the faculty regarding curricula and related matters.
Section 1. Regular: The regular membership of the UCC is that specified in the Constitution of the Faculty Senate plus one non-voting representative chosen by the Interdisciplinary Studies faculty. The interdisciplinary representative will be chosen by a committee composed of one member from each of the interdisciplinary programs. Each Independent Program shall have one representative.
Section 2. The library will appointment a representative to the UCC
Section 3. Ex officio: The ex officio membership of the UCC are the NKU Registrar, a representative of Curriculum, Accreditation and Assessment, and the President of Student Government or their designated representatives.
Section 1. The officers of the UCC are the Chairperson, the Subcommittee chairpersons, and the Secretary.
Section 2. Following the election procedure set forth in the Faculty Senate’s Constitution Faculty Senate elects the Chairperson of the UCC.
Section 3. The Chairperson of the UCC will (a) set each meeting's agenda, (b) serve as an ex officio member of the Graduate Council, (c) act as liaison to university committees, bodies, and administrators in matters relating to curricula, and (d) engage in the other duties specified in the Faculty Senate's Constitution.
Section 4. The members of the UCC shall elect the Chairperson of the General Studies/Remedial Work Committee.
Section 5. The members of the UCC shall elect the Chairperson of the Experimental/Non-Traditional Course Committee.
Section 6. The members of the UCC shall elect the Secretary. He/she will keep minutes of the meetings.
Section 7. In the absence of nominations for the subcommittee chairpersons or for the Secretary, the Chairperson of the UCC will appoint a member(s) from the UCC to fill the vacant position(s).
Section 1. Regular: The chairperson of UCC will select (a) the meeting time convenient to as many members of the UCC as possible, and (b) the first date on which the UC is to meet each semester.
Section 2. Regular: The UCC will meet the first and third Thursday of the month after Section 1(b) has been established.
Section 3. Regular: The Chairperson of the UCC should try to have the agenda posted approximately two days in advance of the meeting.
Section 4. Special: the Chairperson of the UCC may call special meetings of the UCC. The UCC members will be notified as far in advance as possible.
Section 5. Quorum: A simple majority of the UCC constitutes a quorum.
Section 6. Approval of an agenda item. Unless otherwise specified herein, the agenda item will be decided by majority.
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