Mandate from Policy B2.0:
The Inter-College Curriculum Committee shall study undergraduate curricular proposals from an institute-wide perspective, maintain appropriate inter-college relationships with regards to curriculum, assure that existing undergraduate curricula are periodically reviewed, and make proposals to the Academic Senate for undergraduate curriculum approval or discontinuance. The Inter-College Curriculum Committee shall consist of eight members, each to be elected by his or her collegial faculty, one representative elected at large by the Academic Senate, one representative from the academic deans, one representative from Student Government, and the Provost or his or her delegate (ex officio, voting). Whenever a particular curriculum proposal is being considered in the Senate, the Dean(s) of the respective college(s) making the proposal shall be invited to be present and to speak.
Charges for AY2017 -
Inter-College Curriculum Committee
- Study undergraduate curricular proposals from a university-wide perspective, maintain appropriate inter-college relationships with regards to curriculum, assure that existing undergraduate curricula are periodically reviewed and make recommendations to the Academic Senate for action on proposals of new and significantly modified undergraduate programs.
- Work with the Honor’s program to revise Policy D1 to clearly outline curricular processes with regards to the Honor’s program.
- Work with Faculty Affairs to revised policy on discontinuance of academic programs (E20.0).
- Brainstorm, rank-order and propose to senate approaches to increase the flexibility of RIT’s undergraduate degrees in order to allow students more truly free electives.
- Using the sample sustainability learning outcomes, request all academic departments to identify all programs (majors, minors, immersions, etc.) that have a sustainability learning outcome. Set up a process (which may be delegated) by which this information is updated every 3 years, to reflect changes in existing programs and the development of new programs.[Moved from LRP&EC to ICC.]
General Education Subcommittee
- Audit General Education courses campus wide, to assess whether i) Perspective courses include assignments/activities by which faculty can assess respective student learning outcomes, ii) whether General Education courses include assignments/activities by which faculty can assess student learning outcomes in Communication, and Critical Thinking, and iii) whether general education courses have registration restrictions.
- Determine whether it would be beneficial to have a protocol for awarding a variance to courses that are ill-suited to assessment of the student learning outcomes listed in the Essential Elements category (such courses might include large-enrollment courses in chemistry and biology), and if so, design and adopt such a protocol.
Institute Writing Subcommittee
- Investigate the current state of writing in graduate programs, taking into account admissions, advising, course work, assessment, and student experience.
- Convene a working subgroup to include at-large key RIT stakeholders (English Language Center Delegate, Wallace Center Delegate, Graduate Education delegate etc.) to write a third section of D01.5 University Writing Policy addressing graduate writing. This policy should i) provide a clear directive as to how graduate programs must participate in graduate writing improvement, and ii) modify the policy such that full buy-in from graduate programs is accomplished, based on discussions from IWC 1.
- Add graduate writing to IWC’s oversight and to evaluate generation or modification of associated policy across domestic and overseas campuses. Bring to senate any necessary amendment to Policy B02.0 for senate discussion and vote.
- Monitor and report to AS on the implementation and assessment of the Institute Writing Policy.
- Review proposed WI courses.
- Review COF Appendix B for internal consistency, as well as consistency with Appendix A (Gen Ed).
- Serve as the faculty liaison with the University Writing Program and other writing-related initiatives, making recommendations when appropriate.
- Make recommendations on how current Institute Writing policy that addresses desired language and level of writing proficiency may be clarified.