College Curriculum Committee (CCC)

  1. The College Curriculum Committee (CCC) assists the Chair of the CCC in supervising and coordinating the College’s programs, course offerings, and curriculum. The CCC makes recommendations to the CAE Dean on all academic matters which affect the undergraduate and graduate programs of the College, including but not limited to, faculty proposals for new courses, changes in course content, changes to major requirements, and other curricular matters, including the addition of new programs, minors, concentrations, and certificates. 
  2. CCC Membership
    1. The CCC shall consist of the following elected Faculty Organization members:
      1. Two tenured/tenure-track and one full-time non-tenure track faculty shall be elected to the CCC from the Aeronautics Academic Program Area Faculty Organization members. 
      2. Two tenured/tenure-track and one full-time non-tenure track faculty shall be elected to the CCC from the Applied Engineering and Technology Academic Program Area Faculty Organization members.
      3. The CCC faculty configuration specified in this section may be modified when approved by a majority vote of the CCC. Those changes shall be reflected in the subsequent update of this Handbook. 
      4. Per the 2015 Tenured/Tenure-Track Collective Bargaining Agreement, the tenured/tenure-track faculty (Faculty) members of the CCC shall constitute a majority of the members of the CCC.
    2. CCC elections will be held by all full-time Faculty Organization members within each respective Academic Program Area at the Spring All-College meeting in odd numbered years. Newly elected CCC representatives shall take office at the beginning of the Fall Semester, and shall serve a two-year term. 
    3. Per the 2015 Tenured/Tenure-Track Collective Bargaining Agreement, the tenured/tenure-track faculty (Faculty) members of the CCC shall constitute a majority of the members of the CCC.
    4. The Dean, Assistant/Associate Dean, Graduate Coordinator, and the chief academic representative (Chair/Coordinator/Director) of each Academic Program Area, will be ex-officio, non-voting members of the CCC. 
    5. Administrators with faculty rank who hold a full-time administrative position within the College may not serve as a voting CCC representative. 
  3. CCC Responsibilities
    1. At the Fall All-College meeting, the Faculty Organization members of the College Curriculum Committee of the College will elect a chair from among the members of the committee.
    2. The College Curriculum Committee will establish and distribute to the Faculty Organization members all guidelines and deadlines for curricular proposals immediately after the Fall All-College meeting. 
    3. All curricular proposals may be submitted to the Assistant/Associate Dean for advice on formatting, procedure, and policy. Curriculum proposals should be distributed to all Faculty Organization members in the Academic Program Area and be approved by the Academic Program Area Faculty Organization members before submission to the CCC. 
    4. The College Curriculum Committee will make recommendations to the Dean for changes in undergraduate academic programs proposed by the Academic Program Areas within the CAE. Motions to make changes in an undergraduate academic program must originate from Faculty Organization members within the applicable Academic Program Area. All required documentation will be provided to the Dean's Office by the CCC Chair. The Dean will process and forward CCC curricular recommendations to University officials and governance bodies as appropriate.
    5. The CCC reviews and decides student appeals regarding course substitution. 
  4. CCC Meetings
    1. The committee will meet during the academic year. Meetings will be scheduled by the CCC Chair in coordination with the University's EPC meeting schedule.
    2. A quorum is a simple majority of the voting members.
    3. Passage of a motion recommending any curriculum revision requires an affirmative vote of the majority of the Faculty Organization members present and voting, provided there is a quorum. Motions may also be voted upon electronically. However, this will require approval of a majority of the Faculty Organization members of the CCC.
    4. Minutes will be kept by the Secretary of all meetings and distributed to the College Curriculum Committee members and the Dean’s office, with courtesy distributions to the Provost.