Baccalaureate Curriculum Committee (BCC) | Kent State University

Baccalaureate Curriculum Committee (BCC)

Membership

Selection of faculty members for BCC is made annually by members of CAC using staggered 2-year appointments. Tenured/tenure track members are selected from CAC T/TT members. FTNTT members of BCC are selected from a list of volunteers solicited by the FTNTT members of CAC. In the case that there are more volunteers than seats available, FTNTT CAC members will conduct a vote among FTNTT faculty for final selection. BCC shall be comprised of a majority of T/TT faculty members.

  1. The membership shall consist of 9 members (at least 5 T/TT, with the remainder FTNTT). At least one member shall be from a Regional Campus. Five members will be selected in even years and four members in odd years.
  2. The dean and undergraduate assistant dean shall be ex-officio, nonvoting members.
  3. Two BSN students shall be elected from the student body for one year terms. Student representatives shall not have voting status and will be excused from meetings involving issues of student admission and progression.

Responsibilities

  1. Lead faculty efforts in baccalaureate curriculum development, evaluation and revision.
  2. Ensure conformity of undergraduate curriculum with external and internal standards and benchmarks to ensure curricular integrity.
  3. Ensure coordination and articulation of academic standards for student admission and progression with university policies.
  4. Ensure Curriculum Policies and Procedures listed below are followed.
  5. Perform an annual review of the BSN Student handbook and revise/update sections related to baccalaureate curriculum and student admission and progression.
  6. Elect a member with full graduate faculty status to serve as faculty representative to the University Undergraduate Educational Policies Council (EPC).
  7. At the last BCC meeting of the academic year the committee shall elect a tenured Faculty member(s) as chairperson. Responsibilities of the chair shall be to:
    1. Chair BCC meetings;
    2. Collaborate with the assistant undergraduate dean in developing an agenda;
    3. Distribute agenda and minutes of all meetings to entire faculty;
    4. Work with faculty members or groups in developing curricular proposals;
    5. Communicate outcomes of curricular proposal votes to the assistant dean, undergraduate programs for CAC review;
    6. Ensure curricular processes are followed; and
    7. Prepare and submit a summary report (according to the report template) of Committee’s actions during the academic year prior to the start of the next academic year.

Meetings

  1. Meet as scheduled during the academic year, generally 2 times/month.
  2. A quorum, a simple majority of voting members (the majority of whom are T/TT faculty), is required for conducting committee business.
  3. Passage of a motion requires an affirmative vote of a simple majority of the members present and voting.

Meet once a semester during academic year with GCC to discuss matters that are relevant across programs.