University Curriculum Committee

The University Curriculum Committee (UCC), one of the standing committees of the University Council, is responsible for developing curriculum policies and procedures for the University of Georgia; reviewing proposed degrees, majors, minors, new courses, and course changes; and handling other matters related to curriculum.

 

UCC Members 2020 - 2021

Chair John Maerz 2021
Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Nicholas Fuhrman 2022
Arts and Sciences Jonathan Evans (Arts) 2021
Arts and Sciences Rodney Mauricio (Sciences) 2023
Business Jim Carson 2023
Ecology Amanda Rugenski 2022
Education Mardi Schmeichel 2023
Engineering Bill Tollner 2021
Environment and Design Ashley Steffens 2023
Family and Consumer Sciences Patricia Hunt-Hurst 2021
Forestry and Natural Resources Joseph Dahlen 2021
Journalism and Mass Communication Dodie Cantrell-Bickley 2023
Law Randy Beck 2023
Pharmacy Michelle McElhannon 2022
Public and International Affairs Jeffrey Berejikian 2021
Public Health Brittani Harmon 2022
Social Work Harold Briggs 2021
Veterinary Medicine Susan Sanchez 2021
Graduate School Wendy Ruona 2023
Ex officio Member Provost S. Jack Hu Indefinite
Undergraduate Student Representative TBD 2021
Graduate Student Representative Parag Kadam 2021

Bylaws

A. Membership

Faculty:

One voting member of the Curriculum Committee shall be elected from the faculty of each School or College, except for the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, which shall have two faculty members, one representing the Sciences and the other the Arts and Humanities. Faculty must hold the terminal degree for their discipline. Faculty may be elected from within or outside the University Council and shall serve three-year terms.

Students:

One undergraduate and one graduate/professional student shall be elected as Committee members by the student members of the University Council. The student members of the Curriculum Committee may be elected from within or outside the University Council. They shall serve a one-year term as voting members.

Administration:

The Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, or an appointed representative, shall be a non-voting member.

Curriculum Committee Chair:

The Chair of the Curriculum Committee shall be elected at the last meeting of each year from among the faculty members with academic rank on the Committee by those with voting privileges. The Chair of the Curriculum Committee shall vote on committee matters only in the case of a tie. Upon election of the Chair, a replacement faculty representative shall be elected from the Chair's School or College.

B. Duties

  1. To review all changes in course offerings, although the primary responsibility for initiating the modification, addition, and deletion of courses shall reside with the various schools and colleges.
  2. To review recommendations from the various schools and colleges regarding the establishment, major modification, including the change of the name of a course, section, division or department, or discontinuance of any degree program and to recommend action to the University Council.
  3. To advise the Council and the President on the establishment or discontinuance of schools or colleges in the University.
  4. To consider and recommend to the Council action on other curricula matters which may affect the University as a whole or relations between two or more schools or colleges.

Source: https://apps.reg.uga.edu/UniversityCouncil/bylaws

Meetings are held at 3:30 p.m. in 315 New College

Meeting Date Materials Deadline
Friday, August 28, 2020 Friday, July 31, 2020
Friday, October 9, 2020 Friday, September 11, 2020
Friday, January 22, 2021 Friday, December 11, 2020
Friday, February 12, 2021 Friday, January 15, 2021
Friday, March 26, 2021 Friday, February 26, 2021
Friday, April 30, 2021 Friday, April 2, 2021

 

 

Please select an academic year below to view the documents for meetings occuring that year.

Academic Year:

 

2020 - 2021

August 28, 2020

  • Minutes (available October 2020)

  • Agenda 
    • TBD

  • Proposals Approved and Forwarded to University Council
    • TBD

 

2019 - 2020

April 17, 2020

 

 

March 27, 2020 Meeting Canceled
 

February 21, 2020

 

January 24, 2020

 

October 18, 2019

  • Proposals Approved and Forwarded to University Council
    • Proposal to change the name of the following major:  
      • From: Master of Environmental Planning and Design (M.E.P.D. Thesis and Non-Thesis)
      • To: Master of Urban Planning and Design (M.U.P.D. Thesis and Non-Thesis)
    • Proposal for a new major in Cybersecurity and Privacy (M.S. Non-Thesis)
    • Proposal to merge existing programs into the major in Integrative Conservation (Ph.D.): 
      • Change the name of the major in Integrative Conservation and Geography (Ph.D.) to Integrative Conservation (Ph.D.)
      • Create a new Area of Emphasis in Anthropology under the major in Integrative Conservation (Ph.D.)
      • Create a new Area of Emphasis in Ecology under the major in Integrative Conservation (Ph.D.)
      • Create a new Area of Emphasis in Forestry and Natural Resources under the major in Integrative Conservation (Ph.D.)
      • Create a new Area of Emphasis in Geography under the major in Integrative Conservation (Ph.D.)
      • Deactivate the major in Integrative Conservation and Anthropology (Ph.D.)
      • Deactivate the major in Integrative Conservation and Ecology (Ph.D.)
      • Deactivate the major in Integrative Conservation and Forestry and Natural Resources (Ph.D.)

 

August 23, 2019

 

2018 - 2019

April 26, 2019 

 

March 22, 2019

 

February 22, 2019 - Canceled

 

January 25, 2019

 

October 19, 2018

 

August 24, 2018

 

2017 - 2018
April 27, 2018

 

March 23, 2018

February 16, 2018 

 

January 12, 2018

 

October 13, 2017

 
August 25, 2017
 
2016 - 2017
August 26, 2016

 

October 21, 2016

January 20, 2017 - Cancelled

 

February 10, 2017

 

March 24, 2017

 

April 28, 2017