2013-14 Committees of the University

Undergraduate Coordinating Council (UCC)
(Bylaws, Article 14.5)

Membership of UCC

14.5.1 Composition 

14.5.1.1 Faculty Representation

(A) One faculty seat shall be apportioned to each undergraduate degree granting college and to the university libraries.

(B)
The remaining faculty seats shall be apportioned as follows:

1.  Determine an allocation of nine additional seats in accordance with the ratio between the number of regular full-time faculty members in each college, excluding the College of Law and members of the supportive professional staff, to the total number of such faculty members in all undergraduate colleges, this being the number reported by the office of the executive vice president and provost on January first of each year. 

2.  Determine an allocation of nine additional seats in accordance with the ratio between the number of undergraduate degree programs in each college to the total number of such degree programs in all colleges. Degree programs shall be considered to be those programs offered by departments for which a separate degree title is offered; minors and emphases within degree programs shall not be considered as separate degree programs. 

3.  Determine an allocation of nine additional seats in accordance with the ratio between the number of undergraduate credit hours taught per year in each college to the total number of undergraduate credit hours taught per year in all colleges. 

4.  Each college shall receive the maximum number of seats on the council to which it would be entitled under either formula (1), formula (2), or formula (3) of this subsection. The number of faculty seats on the council apportioned under this subsection shall be increased above nine if necessary to accommodate the total number of seats determined to be needed under the application of these formulae.

(C) Faculty members representing the colleges shall be nominated by their respective college curriculum committees and elected by their respective college faculties. The university libraries faculty representative to the UCC shall be elected by the faculty of the university libraries. The elections shall be conducted before the end of the spring semester to select those faculty members whose term begins on the following August 16. Those elected shall serve three-year staggered, renewable terms.

(D)
If, in a given year, no member of the council is a voting member of the Faculty Senate, the Senate shall elect one Senate member to serve on the council as an ex officio nonvoting member for that year. 

14.5.1.2 Student Representation

(A) There shall be one undergraduate student member from each college. This representative shall serve a one-year, renewable term beginning at the start of the fall semester and ending at the start of the succeeding fall semester. Each department granting undergraduate degrees shall nominate one undergraduate student from its department to the college student advisory committee which shall select the college representative. 

14.5.1.3 Administration Representation

(A) The Vice Provost responsible for undergraduate education shall serve ex officio as a member of the council. 

14.5.2 Chair

14.5.2.1 The Vice Provost responsible for undergraduate education shall serve as chair of the council, and shall vote when necessary to break a tie vote. 

14.5.2.2 The faculty representatives on the council shall elect from among their members a person who shall serve as the assistant chair of the council. The assistant chair shall preside over council meetings in the absence of the chair, act as a liaison between the chair and council members between meetings of the council, and perform such other duties as may be assigned by either the council or the council chair. The assistant chair shall be chosen annually at the first meeting of the council each fall semester and shall serve a renewable term of one year. 

14.5.2.3 The Undergraduate Coordinating Council chair shall be responsible for transmitting curricular proposals approved by the council to the chair of the Graduate Council, the office of registration and records, and the editor of university catalogs for recording and publication. 

14.5.3 Duties 

14.5.3.1 To establish general policies for undergraduate education. 

14.5.3.2 To coordinate the intercollegiate aspects of undergraduate education. 

14.5.3.3 In consultation with the colleges, to determine policy for undergraduate general education and for undergraduate studies and baccalaureate programs, and semester hour requirements for under graduate majors and minors. 

14.5.3.4 To foster high standards of undergraduate instruction. 

14.5.3.5 To organize and direct the work of the standing committees of the Undergraduate Coordinating Council, to receive reports from such committees, and to render final decisions on the policy recommendations received from them. 

14.5.3.6 To determine policy governing programs of undergraduate study. A program of study refers to any academic concentration which is reported on student transcripts.

14.5.3.7 To encourage cooperation among departments and colleges concerning curricular matters and resolve any differences among the colleges. 

14.5.4 Minutes and reports of the Undergraduate Coordinating Council shall be deposited in the university archives and distributed in a timely fashion to the executive secretary of the University Council, to the executive vice president and provost, to the chairs of the standing committees of the Undergraduate Coordinating Council, to deans of the undergraduate degree-granting colleges and the Dean of the University Libraries, and to such others as deemed appropriate by the council. 

14.5.5 Substantive changes in policies under the jurisdiction of the Undergraduate Coordinating Council must be reported to the University Council. If the University Council disapproves, it shall report its disapproval, together with a written statement of its rationale, to the Undergraduate Coordinating Council. The Undergraduate Coordinating Council shall reconsider the policy changes in question and either:

(i)  agree with the University Council and rescind its prior action;

(ii)  modify the policy change and notify the University Council of its action; or

(iii)  reaffirm its policy decision. If the Undergraduate Coordinating Council reaffirms its policy position, it shall report that action to the University Council, together with a written statement of its rationale. The policy proposal shall take effect unless disapproved by a two-thirds vote of the total membership of the University Council. The University Council shall have no authority to alter, amend, or otherwise modify a policy decision of the Undergraduate Coordinating Council. Policy changes reported by the Undergraduate Coordinating Council to the University Council shall be considered approved by the University Council unless that council takes action to disapprove the proposed policy within six consecutive weeks of fall or spring semester classes after receipt of the proposal from the Undergraduate Coordinating Council.

Undergraduate Coordinating Council (UCC)

The UCC meets on the first Thursday of the month, 1-3 p.m.
2013-14 meeting dates are: September 12, October 3, November 7, December 12, February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1.

MEMBERSHIP
2012-2013
2013-2014
 
2014-2015
2015-2016
+ * Vice Provost
Anne Birberick
Anne Birberick
Business
Gerald Aase
Gerald Aase
 
Business
Linda Matuszewski
Linda Matuszewski
Linda Matuszewski
Education 
Carolyn Vander Schee
(one-year term)
Cindy Campbell
Cindy Campbell
Cindy Campbell
Education
Wei Chen Hung
Wei Chen Hung
Wei Chen Hung
Engineering & Eng. Tech.
Jenn-Terng Gau
Jenn-Terng Gau
TBD (for Gau Fall 2013)
Jenn-Terng Gau
Engineering & Eng. Tech.
Veysel Demir
 
 
 
Health and Human Sciences
Arlene Keddie
Arlene Keddie
 
Health and Human Sciences
Jeanne Isabel
Masih Shokrani
Masih Shokrani Masih Shokrani
Health and Human Sciences
Sally Conklin
Patricia Braun
(for Conklin)
 
Liberal Arts & Sciences
William Baker
William Baker
William Baker William Baker
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Michelle Lilly
*Carol Thompson
Carol Thompson
Carol Thompson
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Chhiu-Tsu Lin
Chhiu-Tsu Lin
Chhiu-Tsu Lin
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Joanna Kot
Joanna Kot
Joanna Kot
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Joel Stafstrom
Joel Stafstrom
 
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Katja Wiemer
Katja Wiemer
 
Visual & Performing Arts
William Goldenberg
 
 
 
Visual & Performing Arts
 
 
 
University Libraries
**Cason Snow
Meredith Ayers
Meredith Ayers Meredith Ayers
Faculty Senate representative per 14.5.1.1.(D)
Keith Millis
Students
(one from each college)
Alaine Coleman, BUS
Jeri Hardwick - HHS
Jason Bottenberg - LAS 
Alaine Coleman - BUS
Thomas Bouril - LAS
 
 

*   faculty chair
** assistant chair
+  ex officio