University of South Florida (USF) College of The Arts (CoTA)
 
   
 

Curriculum Committee

CHAIR: Barton Lee

AUSPICES: The Curriculum Committee is a standing committee of the College of The Arts and receives authority for its actions through that body which includes the Faculty Advisory Council, the Dean, and the Directors Council.

CHARGE: The Curriculum Committee is responsible for advising the Dean and Directors of the College of The Arts of principles, policies, and procedures affecting undergraduate and graduate education. The committee reports to the CoTA faculty on matters pertaining to undergraduate and graduate courses, curricula, certificates, programs, and degrees of the College. Responsibilities include the evaluation of curricula and courses for existing or proposed degree programs, certificates, and other institutional programs. The committee will advise the Dean, Directors, and faculty of the College on the development of future courses and programs in the College, and shall aid them in developing, reviewing and updating the College curricula.

OPERATING PROCEDURE: The committee will develop its own operating procedures, subject to approval by the Dean. Functions of the committee include:

  1. Provision for appropriate liaison with college administration and other appropriate university councils and standing committees with functions that may impact fine arts education at the University of South Florida.
  2. Provision for review of proposals for adoption and deletion of fine arts degrees, programs, certificates, curricula, and courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as for review of modifications to existing ones.
  3. Provision for a continuing evaluation of the College’s academic program, ensuring the maintenance of high academic standards in fine arts.

MEMBERSHIP:

  1. Faculty members will be appointed for one-year terms by their academic unit Director. The membership will consist of one representative from each academic unit for the undergraduate subcommittee and one representative from each academic unit for the graduate subcommittee. A quorum will consist of 3 members for subcommittees and 6 members for the full committee. The Associate Dean of the College will serve as a member-at-large, voting only to break a tie.
  2. The Associate Dean of the College will serve as the chair of the Curriculum Committee. Minutes will be maintained for documenting College governance.

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS:

Ex-officio members include one CoTA representative currently serving on the University Undergraduate Council (voting) and one CoTA representative currently serving on the University Graduate Council (voting). Furthermore, the Associate Dean will serve as a member-at-large, voting only to break a tie.

 

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