Undergraduate Course Review Committee (UCRC)

The Undergraduate Course Review Committee reviews all undergraduate course additions, revisions or deletions, and special topics course requests.

About Senate Curricular Committees

The Faculty Senate establishes Senate curricular committees, which report to the full Faculty Senate at each meeting of the Faculty Senate. Subcommittees of the council carry out the work of the council. As the elected representatives of the faculty, the Faculty Senate is responsible for all university curricular committees and councils. See Undergraduate Council for details regarding the Council.

Even though there is no voting by proxy for Senate meetings, Senate curricular committees may adopt policies at the start of the year to allow voting by proxy. According to Robert’s Rules of Order (latest edition) proxies should be written, be for a specific meeting, and be given to the committee chair before the start of a meeting.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. To review all undergraduate course additions, revisions or deletions, and special topics course requests and transmit its recommendations to the dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies (or designee) for approval. The dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies will inform the Undergraduate Policy and Curriculum Committee of any related mandated curricular changes.
  2. To review recommendations from the Undergraduate Common Program Oversight Committee regarding course proposals related to the General Education Program.
  3. To make recommendations on the allocation of the Material and Supplies Fee to the dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies, who submits his/her recommendations to the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs.

Committee References

Senate Curricular Committee Procedures
Parliamentary Procedure
Senate Resources Website

Membership

The Undergraduate Course Review Committee shall consist of the vice chair of the Undergraduate Council, an elected vice chair, and fifteen faculty members, with at least one representative from each of the academic units. Faculty membership shall proportionally represent the number of faculty of the colleges, and every effort shall be made to include members of the college curricular committees. The ex officio members include the dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies (or designee) and the assistant or associate dean (or designee) whose responsibilities include undergraduate curricular issues from each of the colleges. Terms of service are two years, staggered.

A committee member designated as an ex officio member is a contributing member who takes part in all discussions and serves as a resource person but is non-voting and cannot serve as the chair of the committee.

For expectations of committee members, see Curricular Committee Procedures.

Undergraduate Course Review Committee

Tina Dow, Chair
Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences
College of Medicine
Email:   Tina.Dow@ucf.edu

Kristen Schellhase, Vice Chair
School of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy
College of Health Professions and Sciences
Email:   Kristen.Schellhase@ucf.edu

College of Undergraduate Studies
Email: ucrc@ucf.edu

Note: A committee member who misses more than half of the regularly scheduled meetings in an academic year for which an alternate has not been assigned by the Senate Office is presumed to have resigned from the committee. It is the responsibility of the committee member to ensure attendance is recorded whether in person or on the phone.

Meeting Schedule

On April 7, 2016,the Faculty Senate Steering Committee established Tuesday as the standard meeting day and 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. as the standard meeting time. The standard meeting time does not prevent the curricular committees from scheduling a longer or additional meeting to address time-sensitive deadlines. The specific meeting schedule for the committee is maintained by the Provost's Office at Undergraduate Course Review Committee Website.

Date/Location/Time
Thursday, August 27, 2020
Zoom Meeting
3:30-4:30 p.m.

Meeting Materials

The official agendas, materials distributed, and approved minutes and materials for each meeting are distributed and maintained by the Provost's Office at Undergraduate Course Review Committee Website.

FACULTY SENATE

NEXT MEETING DATE

Thursday, November 19, 2020
4:00 p.m. Zoom Meeting
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STEERING COMMITTEE

NEXT MEETING DATE

Thursday, November 12, 2020
4:00 p.m. Zoom Meeting

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