The Curriculum Council reviews the University curriculum in an effort to implement the long-range educational mission of the University and to ensure high quality academic programs for students. Through careful study, it recommends establishment of new programs and/or changes in existing programs, including major and minor curricular changes proposed by the academic units of the University. It attempts by coordination to bring about a suitable and rational balance of academic programs. It formulates curricular policy and publishes, in cooperation with the Office of Academic Programs, Assessment and Accreditation, a Curricular Procedures Handbook. It has an ongoing responsibility to assure that appropriate curricular policies are implemented efficiently and effectively without becoming unduly burdensome to faculty or disadvantaging students. Also, in cooperation with the Office of Academic Programs and Assessment, it conducts periodic reviews of all undergraduate programs and reports the results of these reviews to the Provost.
To achieve breadth of disciplinary backgrounds, the Council consists of at least one academic Faculty member from each academic college, not to exceed 15 members, and two Student members. In addition, the following shall be ex-officio members, non-voting: One Academic Affairs representative appointed by the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and one person appointed annually to represent each of the following: Extended Campus, Graduate School, Registrar's Office, and University Libraries. The following areas shall be represented by a liaison member, non-voting, and appointed annually: Academic Advising Council, Instructional Technology, and OSU-Cascades Campus. One Curriculum Council member shall be appointed annually to serve as an ex-officio, non-voting member to the Online Education Committee.
(Rev 04/10; 05/05; 04/12; 05/16; 05/17)