Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (UCC)

The Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (UCC) is a standing faculty committee that meets at 3:30pm in 325 Graff Main Hall every second, fourth, and fifth 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 undergraduate curriculum.

NOTICE: During the 2020-2021 academic year, UCC 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 specific directions on how to complete them are on the CIM Help - Courses and CIM Help - Programs page.

UCC Documents

UCC Agendas 2020-2021 expanding section

2020-2021

September 22, 2020 (deadline for winter intersession/spring timetable changes)
October 13, 2020
October 27, 2020
November 10, 2020
November 24, 2020 (Thursday classes)
December 8, 2020 (deadline for summer timetable changes)

February 9, 2021
February 23, 2021 (deadline for fall timetable changes)
March 9, 2021
March 23, 2021
March 30, 2021
April 13, 2021 (deadline for catalog changes)
April 27, 2021

UCC Minutes (current & previous year) expanding section

2020-2021 Minutes

UCC 9.22.2020
UCC 9.29.2020
UCC 10.13.2020
UCC 10.27.2020
UCC 11.10.2020
UCC 11.24.2020
UCC 12.8.2020

UCC 2.9.2021
UCC 2.23.2021
UCC 3.9.2021
UCC 3.23.2021
UCC 3.30.2021
UCC 4.13.2021
UCC 4.27.2021

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.

UCC Bylaws expanding section

W. The Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (Revised 2012)from Faculty Senate Bylaws

Duties and responsibilities of the committee shall include:

  1. Determining curricula for students in the various academic programs.
  2. Receiving proposals for all undergraduate curricular changes from the various academic departments.
  3. 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.
  4. Evaluating curriculum proposals by a hierarchical set of criteria, taking into consideration the needs of students and of society, the mission of the university, the necessity for quality programs, and the ability of the department and college to meet the resource needs of the proposal.
  5. Coordinating the various curricula through formal consultation with the academic departments.
  6. Publishing the agenda of regularly scheduled meetings in the university newsletter.
  7. Authorizing substitutions or waivers for individual students in academic programs other than the General Education Program.

Membership of the committee shall consist of nine faculty members and three students. The faculty membership shall include at least three representatives from each of the College of Liberal Studies and the College of Science and Health and at least one representative from the College of Business Administration.  The Committee on Faculty Committees shall rotate representation with respect to departments and schools, and so far as possible shall provide alternates for each appointed member. The provost/vice chancellor, registrar, director of the library and academic deans shall serve as administrative consultants to the committee. The committee shall elect its chair.