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Managing UCF’s Curriculum Process

The Division of Teaching and Learning and the College of Undergraduate Studies serves an integral role within UCF’s curriculum management process. Supporting the Faculty Senate’s responsibility for all curriculum committees and councils, as defined by its constitution, the college works closely with the chairs of both the Undergraduate Curriculum Review Committee (UCRC), and the Undergraduate Policy and Curriculum Committee (UPCC). The dean chairs the Common Program Oversight Committee, the Senate body that oversees university-wide curricular requirements including the General Education Program. The College of Undergraduate Studies assists the committees throughout the review process, ensures approved courses and programs are sent to the appropriate state agencies, and facilitates the annual review of programs within the Undergraduate Catalog. Once proposals have been approved by any of the three curricular committees, the Dean is the next level of approval. Those approved by the Dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies then go to the Provost for final approval. With more than 800 individual course action requests and dozens of program-level revisions proposed by departmental curriculum committees in the last academic year, curriculum management is a central part of the university’s focus on student success.

 

  • Common Program Oversight Committee (CPOC)

    The Common Undergraduate Program Requirements Oversight Committee (formerly known as the General Education Oversight Committee) is a reporting committee of the Faculty Senate which provides oversight of courses and alternative plans to fulfill the General Education Program, diversity and technology requirements, as well as other program requirements common to all undergraduate students. View CPOC page.

  • Undergraduate Course Review Committee (UCRC)

    UCRC has the duty to study, review, and provide recommendations on all undergraduate course additions, revisions, deletions, and special topics course requests. The characteristics of new and revised regular and special topics courses that are reviewed include title, description, credit hours, syllabus, level, and grading scheme. Deletions of courses are reviewed for impact on both degree programs and the overall curriculum. The recommendations are forwarded to the Provost and Executive Vice President or his designee for consideration. View UCRC page.

  • Undergraduate Policy and Curriculum Committee (UPCC)

    The UPCC is a standing committee of the Faculty Senate that reports to the Faculty Senate on undergraduate policy and curriculum matters at each meeting of the full Faculty Senate. A subcommittee of the Undergraduate Policy and Curriculum Committee acts as the Undergraduate Course Review Committee and reviews all undergraduate course change requests. View UPCC page.

  • Undergraduate Studies Executive Committee (USEC)

    The USEC is a standing committee of the Faculty Senate that reports to the Faculty Senate on undergraduate policy and curriculum matters at each meeting of the full Faculty Senate. A subcommittee of the Undergraduate Policy and Curriculum Committee acts as the Undergraduate Course Review Committee and reviews all undergraduate course change requests. View USEC page.

 

Textbook Adoption

In support of the student success goals outlined in UCF’s Collective Impact Strategic Plan, the university is centralizing and streamlining its undergraduate articulation agreement process. Going forward, the Division of Teaching and Learning and the College of Undergraduate Studies will coordinate the development of undergraduate articulation agreements between UCF’s colleges and the Florida College System. Dr. Harrison Oonge will lead this effort. View Textbook Adoption page.

 

Coordinating Articulation Agreements

In support of the student success goals outlined in UCF’s Collective Impact Strategic Plan, the university has a centralized undergraduate articulation agreement process. The Division of Teaching and Learning will coordinate the development of these agreements between UCF’s colleges and the Florida College System.
View Articulation Degree Process page.

 

Aligning Curriculum with DirectConnect Partners

The Division of Teaching and Learning, in partnership with UCF’s Regional Campuses, engages faculty who are teaching foundational courses from UCF and DirectConnect partners to review and align course syllabi in respect to learning outcomes, course content, and
assessments. As an ongoing activity, curriculum alignment focuses on STEM (e.g., biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, and engineering courses) and communication foundations courses (e.g., Speech Communications and Writing & Rhetoric).