Graduate Curriculum Committee (GCC)

The Graduate Curriculum Committee (GCC) is a standing faculty committee that meets at 3:30pm in 325 Graff Main Hall the first and third Tuesdays of the month for the Fall and Spring semesters (not including the first week of the semester, spring break, or finals week). This committee is responsible for reviewing and approving changes to the graduate curriculum. 

NOTICE: During the 2020-2021 academic year, GCC will be meeting remotely via WebEx.

Curriculum procedures

A description of UWL's curriculum approval process is located on the first tab of the Curriculum Change Process & Policies page, along with the procedures relating to UCC/GCC business. The curriculum policies that affect course and program forms content can be found on the second tab. On the final tab, there is important information for UCC/GCC members and workflow approvers relating to their duties as part of the curriculum change process.

Links to the course and program forms and directions on how to complete them are on the CIM Help - Courses and CIM Help - Programs page.

GCC Documents

GCC Agendas 2020-2021 expanding section

2020-2021

September 15, 2020 (deadline for winter intercession/spring timetable changes)
October 6, 2020
October 20, 2020
November 3, 2020
November 17, 2020
December 1, 2020
December 15, 2020 (deadline for summer timetable changes)

February 2, 2021
February 16, 2021 (deadline for fall timetable changes)
March 2, 2021
April 6, 2021 (deadline for catalog changes)
April 20, 2021
May 4, 2021 (if needed)

GCC Minutes (current & previous year) expanding section

2020-2021 Minutes

GCC 9.15.2020
GCC 10.6.2020
GCC 10.20.2020
GCC 11.3.2020
GCC 11.17.2020
GCC 12.1.2020
GCC 12.15.2020

GCC 2.2.2021
GCC 2.16.2021
GCC 3.2.2021
GCC 4.6.2021
GCC 4.20.2021
GCC 5.4.2021

Minutes from Fall 2012 to the present are also located on the Faculty Senate SharePoint. Contact the Records and Registration office for minutes prior to Fall 2012.

GCC Bylaws expanding section

M. The Graduate Curriculum Committee (Revised 2012)
- from Faculty Senate Bylaws

Duties and responsibilities of the committee shall include:

  1. Receiving, reviewing and acting on proposals for curricular changes from academic departments and graduate programs.
    1. Evaluating curricular proposals by an established set of criteria.
    2. Ensuring that curricular proposals have been vetted through formal consultation with the academic departments, graduate programs, and the Academic Program Review Committee or other curricular approval committees.
  2. Informing department chairpersons/program directors, in writing, of proposals being considered, thus providing adequate opportunity for departments/programs to be heard prior to committee and senate action on such proposals.
  3. Publishing the agenda of regularly scheduled meetings in a university-wide communication outlet.

Membership of the committee shall consist of nine members of the graduate faculty and three graduate students. The faculty membership shall include at least the following numbers of representatives from each of the following academic units: two from the College of Liberal Studies, four from the College of Science and Health, and one from the College of Business Administration. Each student member shall represent one of these academic units. The provost/vice chancellor, registrar, director of university graduate studies, director of the library and academic deans shall serve as administrative consultants to the committee. The committee shall elect its chair.