Undergraduate Policy and Curriculum
Committee (UPCC)

The Undergraudate Policy and Curriculum Committee reviews and provides recommendations on undergraduate policies, instruction, and standards, and university-wide undergraduate degree requirements.

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 study, review, and provide recommendations on undergraduate academic policies.
  2. To study, review, and provide recommendations on university-wide undergraduate degree requirements, including the General Education Program (GEP), foreign language requirements or proficiency, admission standards, and baccalaureate academic honors.
  3. To study and review recommendations from the University Common Program Oversight Committee on changes to the General Education Program and to transmit recommendations to the dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies.
  4. To review and make recommendations on all proposals for planning or implementation of new undergraduate degree programs, minors, and elimination of existing programs that will be submitted by the committee to the Office of Academic Affairs prior to submission to the Board of Trustees for final approval.
  5. To review and make recommendations on all proposals for revisions to existing degree programs and certificates.
  6. To review and make recommendations on the allocation of the Equipment Fee to the dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies, who submits his/her recommendations to the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs.
  7. To transmit its recommendations to the dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies, who submits his/her recommendations to the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. The committee may also make recommendations to the Steering Committee of the Faculty Senate.

Committee References

Senate Curricular Committee Procedures
Parliamentary Procedure
Senate Resources Website

Membership

The Undergraduate Policy and Curriculum Committee shall consist of the 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 an 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 Policy and Curriculum Committee

Kelly Allred, Chair
Nursing Practice
College of Nursing
Email:   Kelly.Allred@ucf.edu

Jeff Kauffman, Vice Chair
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
College of Business Engineering and Computer Science
Email:   JLKauffman@ucf.edu

College of Undergraduate Studies
Email:   upcc@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 Policy and Curriculum 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 Policy and Curriculum 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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