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Committee on Curriculum, Curricular Policy and Standards

 

COMMITTEE MANDATE

Provisionally approved June 2011

In discharging its functions the Committee shall:

  1. Review, annually, a summary of the notice of intentions filed by units in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies;
  2. Review, report and recommend for approval or other appropriate action, Faculty regulations and practices regarding academic standards; admissions policy; General Education; University Undergraduate Degree Level Expectations (UUDLEs); degree and program requirements including policies on part-time, visiting, and evening study students; and non-degree courses, certificates and programs;
  3. Make recommendations on all matters concerning examinations and academic standards, including the rules and regulations, and oversee Faculty-level academic grades exercises and reappraisals, examinations, student honours, and the application of the Senate Policy on Academic Honesty. The Committee may initiate reviews on academic standards as necessary.
  4. Facilitate the development of interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and inter-Faculty programs with support from the appropriate decanal offices;
  5. Make informed recommendations to the Council on the academic implications of curriculum policy with respect to ancillary curriculum matters arising out of reports; 
  6. Constitute sub-committees on Curriculum, Non-Degree Studies, General Education, and from time to time establish ad-hoc working groups to deal with emerging priorities in relation to curriculum, curricular policy and standards.
    1. Curriculum Review Sub-committee (chaired by a member of CCPS), reviews curriculum submissions for new course proposals, changes to existing course proposals, and minor changes to degrees/certificates from Schools/Departments.  The Sub-Committee recommendations will be submitted to the Council as consent agenda items. 
    2. Non-Degree Studies Sub-Committee (chaired by a member of CCPS) reviews and examines proposals for non-degree programs, certificates, and courses, and recommends to the Academic Policy and Planning Committee for concurrence, flagging for attention areas of concern bearing on academic policy prior to approval.
    3. General Education Sub-Committee (chaired by a member of CCPS) provides coordination, oversight, and governance over the Faculty’s General Education Requirements. In discharging this function, the Sub-Committee shall:
      1. Develop, and from time to time review and propose changes in, common criteria to which every General Education course should conform;
      2. Review and approve new (or substantive changes to existing) Humanities, Modes of Reasoning and/or Social Science General Education courses offered by the Faculty where these proposals have already received area approval; 
      3. Receive proposals from Faculties that wish to develop and/or deliver General Education courses that would be made available to Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies students, and will consider and direct to the appropriate area level Committee requests from Faculties that wish to have a General Education course developed for their students; 
      4. Liaise with any pan-university General Education Committee that may be established by Senate and the General Education Committee of Faculties whose courses serve Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies students.

Membership:
Seven faculty members elected at-large for a three-year term
Two students appointed by the Student Council of the Liberal Arts & Professional Studies on an annual basis

Ex-officio (non-voting) members
Dean or dean’s designate
Staff Representative(s) from the Centre for Student Success
Chair of Faculty Council or designate
Secretary of Council or designate

Faculty members will be elected at-large for a three-year rolling cycle. Members elected at-large will not be from the same School/Department. Each year, one-third of the membership turns over and will be replaced on a rotational basis by other faculty members from different Schools/Departments who are not already represented on the Committee. At all times there shall be at least one member from each of the professional, humanities, and social sciences Departments/Schools. Units will self-identify as one of the following:  humanities, social science, or professional studies, reported to the Council Office by January 1.

 The Chair of the Committee is selected by the voting members of the Committee for a two-year term.  
At least half of the voting members of the Committee, the majority of whom are full-time faculty members, constitutes a quorum.

Curriculum Review Sub-Committee Membership:

Dean or dean’s designate
Three faculty members from the professional, humanities, and social sciences Departments/Schools elected annually by and from the Committee on Curriculum, Curricular Policy and Standards (to the extent possible, ensuring that each of the three areas – Humanities, Professional Studies and Social Sciences – are represented)
Staff Representative from the Centre for Student Success
Secretary of Council or designate

Non-Degree Studies Sub-Committee Membership:

Dean or dean’s designate
One faculty member elected by and from the Committee on Curriculum, Curricular Policy and Standards
One faculty member elected by and from the Committee on Academic Policy and Planning
Director for the Division of Continuing Education
Chair of Faculty Council or designate
Secretary of Council or designate

General Education Sub-Committee Membership:

Dean or dean’s designate
One faculty member elected by and from the Committee on Curriculum, Curricular Policy and Standards
One faculty representative elected at-large from each of the four General Education areas: Humanities, Modes of Reasoning, Natural Science and Social Science
Two faculty representatives elected at-large, one from the professional programs and one from the liberal arts programs
One student elected by and from the Committee on Curriculum, Curricular Policy and Standards
Chair of the Writing Department
Staff Representative from the Centre for Student Success
Staff Representative from the Academic Planning Unit
Chair of Faculty Council or designate
Secretary of Council or designate

MEMBERSHIP 2014-2015
Claudio Colaguori, Department of Equity Studies
Tokunbo Ojo, Department of Communication Studies
Viviana Patroni, Department of Social Science
Gabrielle Slowey, Department of Political Science
Adriano Solis, School of Administrative Studies
Robert Tordoff, Department of Humanities
Allan Weiss, Department of English
Representatives from SCOLAPS:
Ayesha Khalid
Shahrzad (Sherry) Rajabi
Ex-Officio Members (non-voting):
Kim Michasiw, Associate Dean, Curriculum and Enrolment

Vivian Olender, Faculty Curriculum Manager

Don Murdoch, Staff Representative(s) from the Centre for Student Success
Chair of Faculty Council or designate
Thyrza Naraine, Coordinator, Curriculum & Academic Standards

SCHEDULED MEETING DATES 2014-2015
The Committee on Curriculum, Curricular Policy and Standards will normally meet on the first Wednesday of each month (September - June) from 1:00pm to 3:00pm in Room N926N, Ross Building:
2014/2015 Committee Meeting Dates:
September 10, 2014*
February 4, 2015
October 1, 2014 March 4, 2015
November 5, 2014 April 1, 2015
December 3, 2014

May 6, 2015

January 7, 2015 CANCELLED June 3, 2015 (if required)

*The September meeting will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month due to the start of term (September 9)

REPORTS & DOCUMENTS

Rules and Procedures of Council

Curriculum Toolkit

Academic Standards Toolkit

Reports to Council

Consent Agenda

Scheduled Meeting Dates

Major Modification Proposal -Business and Society
Proposal to establish a distinctive rubric in DLLL

 

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