Curriculum Governance & Support

University Committees


University Senate and Secretary

The Office of the University Secretary reports all course and curriculum changes to University Senate. The University Senate explicitly approves a new major or a new degree. A new minor, a new certificate, a new course, or a new concentration (and revisions, including name changes to the same) appears on the Senate consent calendar. Following final action by University Senate, the Office of the University Secretary reports all changes in curriculum to the Office of the Registrar for inclusion in the permanent repository for all curricular and course approvals and ensures that all paperwork is submitted to the Ohio Board of Regents for new majors and degree programs. See: MUPIM 11.1.K.

Academic Policy Committee

The Academic Policy Committee advises the Provost and makes recommendations to University Senate on policy related to educational programs, requirements, and standards - such as grading policy for undergraduates, methods of instruction, evaluation of instruction, advising and counseling for undergraduate students and programs, admissions, retention, and financial aid. It consults with and advises the Provost about all other matters of academic policy affecting the University.

Council for the Undergraduate Curriculum

The Council for Undergraduate Curriculum reviews, in light of established academic policies of the University, all changes in curricula, degree requirements, and new majors and new degrees proposed by academic divisions and forwarded to University Senate by the academic deans, and recommends to University Senate the approval or rejection of those changes. The Council for Undergraduate Curriculum, along with the Academic Policy Committee, advises the Provost on criteria for the establishment of new majors and new degrees. 

Graduate Council

The Graduate Council reviews all changes in graduate courses proposed by academic units and recommends their approval or rejection to University Senate.  The Council consults with the Provost and makes recommendations to Senate on the establishment of graduate programs, and on policies pertaining to methods of instruction, evaluation of instruction, advising and counseling, admissions and retention of graduate students, and on other policies pertaining to the administration of graduate programs.

Contact: Jim Oris, Dean of the Graduate School (orisjt@MiamiOH.edu)

Liberal Education Council

The Liberal Education Council approves the inclusion of courses in the University Liberal Education curriculum.  Courses submitted to the Council shall already have been approved by all other appropriate academic units.

Contact: John Tassoni, Director of Liberal Education (tassonjp@MiamiOH.edu)

Miami University Dolibois European Center (MUDEC) Committee

The MUDEC Committee advises the Provost, the Dean of the John E. Dolibois European Center, and the International Education Committee on matters of the Center's curriculum, on the appointment of Base Course and visiting faculty, and on such other matters as deemed appropriate. The Committee serves as the Curriculum Committee for the Center. In consultation with the Dean of the John E. Dolibois European Center and the European faculty, it proposes revisions to curricular requirements; proposes, develops, and revises courses as appropriate; and reviews courses proposed by European faculty.

Contact: Terri Barr, Chair (barrtf@MiamiOH.edu)

University Honors Program Advisory Committee

The University Honors Program Advisory Committee advises the Director of the University Honors Program on curricular and administrative issues involving the program and approves the inclusion of courses in the University Honors Program curriculum. 

Contact: Cynthia Klestinec, Director of the University Honors Program (klestic@MiamiOH.edu)

University Offices

Office of the University Registrar

The Office of the University Registrar provides consultation and advising prior to and during the course and curriculum approval process.  It also tracks the course and curriculum approval process. Divisions report approval of new courses, changes to courses, new curriculum (majors, degrees, certificates, etc.), or changes to existing curriculum to the Office (via the appropriate approval form), whereupon the Office reports these approvals to the Office of the University Secretary.  Finally, the Office of the Registrar provides a permanent repository for all curricular and course approvals.

See: MUPIM 11.1.J.

Global Initiative 

Global Initiatives oversees continuing education courses, including workshops (international and domestic).

Divisional Committees

College of Arts & Science

Curriculum Committee

Farmer School of Business

 

College of Professional Studies and Applied Sciences

Regional Campuses Courses and Curriculum Committee (RCCCC)

College of Creative Arts

 

College of Education, Health, and Society

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

Graduate Committee

College of Engineering and Computing

Curriculum Committee[CAH1] 

Curriculum Coordinators

Each academic division, the University Honors Program, and MUDEC should appoint a curriculum coordinator who oversees the curriculum process within their division or unit.  This person is responsible for:

  1. Ensuring that all new departments, programs, degrees, majors, minors, concentrations, and courses undergo the appropriate department, program or division-level approvals prior to their submission to the Office of the Registrar
  2. Reviewing and approving, on behalf of the academic dean, all new departments, programs, degrees, majors, minors, concentrations, and courses prior to their submission to the Office of the Registrar;
  3. Ensuring that all submitted curricular proposals to the Office of the Registrar are complete and approved by the appropriate department, program and divisional bodies.
  4. Ensuring that all proposals are submitted in a timely fashion.  See deadlines for curricular and course approvals in this manual.

 [CAH1] Need to ask Associate Deans this information.