Millersville University, Faculty Senate
Faculty Senate Minutes
4 March 1997
SENATE <-- DAE
Attachment to 2/27/97 memo from Provost to chairs
APSCUF and the University Administration have agreed to the following with
regard to curricular and policy proposals:
Course and program development and modifications frequently have
serious implications for resource allocations. To assure early
administrative response to the implications of a curricular proposal,
proposals submitted to the school curriculum committees for evaluation
will be submitted simultaneously to the appropriate school deans. The
school deans may provide an assessment of the impact on resources in
writing or in person to the initiating department. Nothing in this
statement shall be interpreted to mean that the deans can delay or prevent
courses and programs from being considered by the appropriate
departmental, school, or university committee.
The process would therefore function as follows:
1. Faculty (Interdisciplinary Program Director or Department Chair)
submit the curricular (programs and courses) proposals to the Dean.
Simultaneously, faculty (Department Chair) will submit a copy of the same
proposal to the School Curriculum Committee. IDEALLY, THE CHAIR AND THE
DEAN WILL DISCUSS RESOURCE IMPLICATIONS PRIOR TO SUBMISSION.
2. The Dean prepares a statement regarding resource implications. A
copy of the statement is returned to the Department Chair. The Chair
should attach the Dean's statement to the copy which is forwarded to the
School Curriculum Committee. The Dean forwards a second copy of the Dean's
statement to the Associate Provost or Dean of Graduate Studies, as
appropriate, along with the curricular proposal.
3. The School Curriculum Committee reviews the proposal as usual.
After full consideration and approval, it submits the document to the
Undergraduate Course and Program Review Committee or the Graduate Course
and Program Review Committee.
4. The Undergraduate Course and Program Review Committee or the
Graduate Course and Program Review Committee will review the curricular
proposal and the Dean's statement. Each Committee should ensure all
curricular proposals which were processed as of the 1996 Fall Semester
contain the Dean's Statement. The Associate Provost and the Graduate Dean
are the Provost's designee and assure that such statements are available
for the respective committees.
It has been the practice at Millersville University that Faculty Senate
has only focused on the academic integrity of curricular proposals. This
new process does not change that practice, but instead enables the
respective committees and Senate to become more knowledgeable about the
resource implications for all proposals.
5. Each respective committee (Undergraduate Course and Program Review
and Graduate Course and Program Review) forwards its recommendations along
with the Dean's statement to Faculty Senate.
6. Faculty Senate will act on the recommendations of the respective
committees and forward its recommendations to the Provost.
Discussed with Eidam and APSCUF
prior to 11/20/96 meeting.
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