Screens all proposals for course changes and new courses; reports its recommendations by quarterly reports to the faculty through the University Senate; advises the University editor on content and structure of the UO Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin.
The Committee on Courses shall be responsible for: (1) Screening all proposals for course changes and reporting its recommendations to the University faculty through the Faculty Senate; (2) Directing the University editor on the content and structure of the University Catalog; (3) Consulting with the Undergraduate Council and the Graduate Council on curricular patterns of concern; (4) Participating, on behalf of the University faculty, in planning the development and improvement of the instructional program of the institution; (5) Reviewing courses not taught on a regular basis; and, (6) Providing advice and assistance to schools and departments in the planning of the curriculum. When the committee is recessed, the chair of the committee shall have authority to approve immediate emergency requests for course changes subject to review when the committee resumes business. This authority may be delegated to the Provost in the absence of the chair.
Membership of the Committee on Courses consist of 5 teaching faculty (3 year, staggered terms), with no two from the same department, nor more than two from the same school or college, with the exception of the College of Arts and Sciences, nor no more than two from any one of the three CAS divisions of Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities; 2 students (1 year terms); plus the following ex officio, nonvoting members: Catalog Editor or designee, Director of Academic Advising or designee, Registrar or designee, and Dean of the Graduate School or designee. A quorum shall consist of a majority of the voting members.
The Committee on Courses shall report to the University Senate in the fall, winter and spring academic terms. Each report shall be in the form of a preliminary report of curricular changes which shall be approved by the University Senate before implementation. An annual written report shall be submitted by the Committee Chair to the Senate Executive Coordinator no later than the final meeting of the University Senate in May.
Final Curriculum Reports to the UO Senate (Fall 1998 - Spring 2011)
|Member||Unit||Contact||Term Exp June||Chair|
|Christian Cherry||Music and Danceemail@example.com||2015|
|Jack Boss||Music and Dancefirstname.lastname@example.org||2013|
|Deb Merskin||Journalism and Communicationemail@example.com||2013|
|Andrew Wahlstrom||Academic Advising firstname.lastname@example.org||Ex Officio Non-Voting|
|Sue Eveland||Registraremail@example.com||Ex Officio Non-Voting|
|John Crosiar||Catalog Editorfirstname.lastname@example.org||Ex Officio Non-Voting|
|Scott Skelton||Catalog Editoremail@example.com||Ex Officio Non-Voting|
|Mike Jefferis||Asst Registrar Academic Sched (Staff)||firstname.lastname@example.org||Ex Officio Non-Voting|
|Mia Tuan||Dean of the Graduate School or email@example.com||Ex Officio Non-Voting|