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Graduate Curriculum Committee (GCC)

A page within Records and Registration

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. 

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 2023-2024


9.19.2023  - deadline for winter intercession and spring timetable changes





12.05.2023 - deadline for summer timetable changes- Canceled


2.20.2024- deadline for fall timetable changes

3.05.2024 - Canceled

3.19.2024 - Canceled


4.16.2024 - deadline for catalog changes

5.07.2024 - if needed

GCC Minutes (current & previous year)

Current Year

2023-2024 Minutes

GCC 9.19.2023

GCC 10.3.2023

GCC 10.17.2023

GCC 11.07.2023

GCC 11.21.2023

GCC 12.05.2023- Canceled

GCC 2.6.2024

GCC 2.20.2024

GCC 3.05.2024 - Canceled

GCC 3.19.2024 - Canceled

GCC 4.2.2024

GCC 4.16.2024

GCC 5.07.2024

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

M. The Graduate Curriculum Committee (Revised 2022)
- 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.
a. Evaluating curricular proposals by an established set of criteria.
b. 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, four graduate students and one representative from or affiliated with the School of Education, Professional and Continuing Education. Any Instructional Academic Staff appointed to the committee shall have been employed by the University for the Faculty Senate Articles and Bylaws, 
previous four consecutive years. 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, or their designees, shall serve as administrative consultants to the committee. The committee shall elect its chairperson and recorder. The chairperson will also serve as a voting member of the Graduate Council.