Curriculum Committee (CC)

The Curriculum Committee is chaired by the Curriculum Coordinator. The members of the Curriculum Committee are nominated by the Curriculum Coordinator, and are subject to approval by the Department Chair in consultation with the FAC. The voting members of the Curriculum Committee should be tenured or tenure-track faculty. There should be at least two voting members of the committee from the tenured or tenure-track faculty, and a majority of the total membership of the committee, whether voting or non-voting, should be tenured or tenure-track faculty. Under normal circumstances no faculty, other than the Department Chair should serve on both the Graduate and Curriculum Committees. All members are appointed for a one-year term; the size of the committee is not fixed.

The Graduate Coordinator is not an ex-officio member of the Curriculum Committee, but is invited when graduate curriculum or program issues are being discussed. The Assistant Chair shall attend when scheduling and staffing issues are being discussed.

Non tenure-track faculty may serve as non-voting members. The committee should also have as non-voting members one undergraduate student designated by a body representing undergraduate computer science majors, such as the Kent State University Student Chapter of the Association of Computing Machinery; and one graduate student elected by the graduate students in Computer Science.

An appropriate staff member (one with responsibilities in this area) may be included as a non-voting member.

Student members will absent themselves during discussions that pertain to specific students, whether those discussions concern the student's finances, aid, grades, academic problems, etc. Student and staff members may be excluded for particular issues, by a vote [of the tenured and tenure-track members] of the committee.

The mission of the Curriculum Committee, in consultation with the Departmental faculty, is to review Departmental curricula, at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and to make recommendations for improving their quality and effectiveness. The responsibilities of the Curriculum Committee are specified in the Department Operating Procedures.

Recommendations of the Curriculum Committee for major changes in curriculum or degree requirements must be approved by the Departmental faculty prior to forwarding to the Department Chair, whose recommendations go to the College Curriculum Committee.