The following rules and procedures were adopted at the regular meeting on August 29, 2002, and revised August 27, 2009.

  1. Employ Robert's Rules of Order.
  2. Establish a quorum.
  3. A simple majority approves a proposal.
  4. Deliberation format will be:
    1. Presentation of proposal.
    2. Discussion.
    3. Floor open for motions.
      1. Motions require a second.
      2. Motions require a simple majority of voting members.
  5. Ordinarily, proposals coming before this committee must undergo two readings. However, the committee may waive the second reading of a specific proposal for (a) de minimus changes or (b) extraordinary urgency (e.g., meeting accreditation deadlines).
  6. Proposals must be submitted on the appropriate forms.
  7. Proposals must be completed and delivered to the committee chair a minimum of two weeks prior to the first reading.
  8. The original proposal and signature page must be delivered to the committee chair (via campus mail or hand delivered) a minimum of two weeks prior to the first reading.
  9. Proposals without the proper signatures and those that are not in the correct format will not be considered.
  10. Proposals must be submitted as an electronic attachment, as a Word document.
  11. An executive summary must accompany the proposals upon submission to the committee chair.
  12. A representative for the department or college submitting a proposal must be present for the proposal to be considered.

Changes that require UPCC Approval:

  • UPCC approval is required when the numbers, titles, policies, and/or content of a course or program is being changed.

Changes that do not require UPCC Approval:

  • UPCC approval is not required when making minor modifications to courses (e.g., the change of a single word in a description that does not change the basic description of the course).

All university curriculum proposals are to be completed in our automatic routing system, Curriculog! Learn more.

Proposals brought before the UPCC will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  1. Proposals provide all information requested on the applicable forms.
  2. Proposed catalog content promotes effective communication and a consistent public image.
  3. Proposals avoid duplication of existing courses or programs.
  4. Proposals respect the expertise of university colleges and departments.
  5. Proposals support achievement of the goals of the KSU Strategic Plan.
  6. Proposals comply with all university policies and procedures.