Undergraduate Curriculum
and
Academic Policy Committee



Membership and Responsibility

Wright State University Faculty Constitution (June 2005 excerpts)

Article III. Faculty Senate

Section 8. Standing and Administrative Committees of the Faculty Senate

  1. The standing committees of the Faculty Senate are the Undergraduate Curriculum and Academic Policies Committee, the Information Technology Committee, the Faculty Affairs Committee, the Student Affairs Committee, the Faculty Budget Priority Committee, the Buildings and Grounds Committee, and the Student Petitions Committee.
  2. Description of Standing Committees
    1. An Undergraduate Curriculum and Academic Policies Committee shall recommend action and policy to the Faculty Senate for all undergraduate study involving credit. Each college or school with Faculty Senate constituency representation that offers undergraduate courses shall be represented with the colleges of Liberal Arts and Science & Mathematics having two representatives. The Dean of University College, the University Librarian, and Chairs of the Writing Across the Curriculum Committee and the University General Education Committee (both appointed by the Undergraduate Curriculum and Academic Policy Committee) (or their designees) and two undergraduate student representatives selected by Student Government shall serve as non-voting members of this committee. The committee shall have the responsibility for recommending to the Faculty Senate the following:
      1. General education requirements.
      2. University-wide undergraduate academic requirements, programs, and policies.
      3. Approval of changes in college academic requirements.
      4. Approval of changes (additions, modifications, deletions) for all undergraduate courses and programs.
      5. The committee shall also be responsible for mediation of undergraduate curricular disputes between colleges or schools.
      6. Appointing members to its subcommittee, the Writing Across the Curriculum Committee (WACC). The WACC has oversight responsibility for writing in both General Education and in the Major and recommending action and policy for Writing Across the Curriculum requirements, including Writing in General Education requirements and Writing in the Major requirements. WACC has responsibility for approval of criteria for independent Writing Projects, monitoring and assessment of Writing Across the Curriculum, including Independent Writing Projects, Writing Intensive Courses, and Writing Across the Curriculum faculty development programs and activities. The WACC is composed of one faculty member representative from each undergraduate college with Faculty Senate constituency representation who teaches or who has taught Writing Intensive courses. UCAPC appoints and the Faculty Senate confirms faculty member appointments. The Coordinator of Writing Across the Curriculum (who, with faculty status, would also serve as his or her college faculty voting representative); the Director of the University Writing Center; the Director of Writing Programs (or department designee); Department of English Language and Literatures: a representative from the English as a Second Language (ESL) program; a representative from the University General education Committee (UGEC); and an undergraduate student representative selected by Student Government serve as non-voting members.
      7. Appointing members to its subcommittee, the University General Education Committee. The UGEC reviews all General Education new course proposals, course modification proposals and General Education requirements (including General Education substitution proposals); develops assessment guidelines and implements assessment of the General Education Program; reviews all General Education course syllabi periodically to see if they generally reflect the approved sample syllabi and reflect the approved General Education goals; communicates with departments concerning any problems with particular courses as they relate to General Education and may take appropriate action to resolve such problems, including a request that the course in question be removed from the list of approved General Education courses; develops, updates and disseminates a list of equivalencies to WSU General Education courses for transfers from other colleges and universities; reviews periodically General Education substitutions; and reviews and makes proposals on any aspect of General Education (e.g., transfer guidelines, use of adjunct faculty and course availability). The UGEC is composed of two faculty representatives each from the Colleges of Math and Science and Liberal Arts and one faculty representative from each of the other undergraduate colleges with Faculty Senate constituency representation. UCAPC appoints and the Faculty Senate confirms faculty member appointments. The Coordinator of Writing Across the Curriculum, the University Provost, the Director of the Honors Program, a representative of University College or their designees and an undergraduate student representative selected by Student Government serve as non-voting members.

Section 4. Constituencies
  1. The constituencies of Faculty Senate will be as follows:
    • Raj Soin College of Business
    • College of Education and Human Services
    • College of Engineering and Computer Science
    • College of Liberal Arts
    • College of Nursing and Health
    • College of Science and Mathematics
    • Lake Campus
    • School of Medicine
    • School of Professional Psychology


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