Undergraduate Policy and Curriculum Committee (UPCC)

The UPCC consists of the chair of the Undergraduate Council as the committee chair and fifteen faculty members, with at least one representative from each of the academic units. Faculty membership shall proportionally represent the number of faculty of the colleges, and an effort shall be made to include members of the college curricular committees. The ex officio members include the vice provost for Teaching and Learning and dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies (or designee) and the assistant or associate dean (or designee) whose responsibilities include undergraduate curricular issues from each of the colleges. Terms of service are two years, staggered.

The UPCC duties are to study, review, and provide recommendations on undergraduate policies, instruction, and standards; to study, review, and provide recommendations on university-wide undergraduate degree requirements including the General Education Program (GEP), foreign language requirements or proficiency, admission standards, instruction, and baccalaureate academic honors; to review recommendations from the Undergraduate Common Program Oversight Committee and transmit the recommendations to the Faculty Senate for approval; to review and make recommendations on all proposals for planning or implementation of new undergraduate degree programs, minors, and elimination of existing programs, which, in turn, are submitted to the Office of Academic Affairs prior to submission to the Board of Trustees for final approval; to review the university program review reports and make recommendations on any policy or curriculum changes which might appear warranted based on the program reviews; and to transmit its recommendations to the vice provost for Teaching and Learning and dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies, who submits his/her recommendations to the provost.  The committee may also make recommendations to the Steering Committee of the Faculty Senate.

Detailed duties and responsibilities and membership of the Committee can be found in the Faculty Constitution.

UPCC Policy and Procedures
Tracks and Specializations


UPCC Meeting Dates

Calendar 2018-2019

UPCC Members

Members 2018-2019

Meeting Minutes

2017 – 2018 Meeting Minutes

March 20 2017

January 16 2017

December 12 2017

November 28 2017

November 14 2017

October 10 2017

2016 – 2017 Meeting Minutes

March 21th 2017
February 14th 2017
January 17th 2017
December 13th 2016
November 8th 2016
September 13th 2016

2015 – 2016 Meeting Minutes

January 19th 2016
December 8th 2015
November 7th 2015
October 13th 2015
September 8th 2015