Curricular Policies and Procedures

  1. Curricula

    Curricular proposals, affecting the University Graduate and Undergraduate Catalogs, may be initiated by any Faculty at the program level. The proposals are reviewed by the program Faculty and forwarded to the College Curriculum Committee for review and approval. Proposals concerning the Graduate Programs are reviewed by the Graduate Studies Committee prior to the CCC approval. Upon approval of the CCC, the proposals are submitted to the Dean. Following approval by the Dean, the proposal shall be forwarded to EPC.

  2. Final Exams and Studio Reviews/Presentations

    Final examinations in all courses must be offered at the time and date specified in the University’s schedule of final examinations.  Final reviews or presentation of studio work shall comply with the University policy that requires that all course work be completed prior to finals week.  Faculty shall use best efforts to minimize the impact of reviews on classes scheduled during the jury week.

  3. Grades

    Faculty members must keep all students informed of their progress throughout the semester.  Grades are a Faculty member's responsibility and should be assigned fairly and objectively.  Submission of final and mid-term grades when appropriate must comply with University policy, including but not limited to the required deadline for the timely submission of grades.  Failure of Faculty members to provide grades in compliance with University policy will be taken into consideration in reappointment, tenure, promotion, and Faculty Excellence Award decisions.

  4. Audits

    Students may audit any course subject to space availability and approval of the Associate/Assistant Dean(s) for Program(s).  Faculty members have the discretion to determine conditions and requirements for the audit.