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 AY2018 -
- ICC Charge 2 – Work with the Honor’s program to revise policy D1 to clearly outline curricular processes with regard to the Honors Program.
- ICC Charge 3 – Work with Faculty Affairs to revise policy on discontinuance of academic programs (E20.0)
- ICC Charge 4 – Brainstorm, rank-order and propose to Senate approaches to increase flexibility of RIT’s undergraduate degrees.
- 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.
- Review RIT policies that impact undergraduate curriculum that are brought to the committee’s attention and propose revisions as appropriate to the Academic Senate
- Review and make recommendations on the guidelines, process and how UG certificates can be pursued and awarded.
General Education Subcommittee
Continue the audit/review of General Education student learning outcomes and courses.
Review policy regarding immersions to determine if the policy/definition should be changed to support the inclusion of alternatives to the three-course model, such as the single 9-credit course from SOIS.
Institute Writing Subcommittee
- Liaison with the University Writing Program and other writing-related initiatives.
- Monitor and report to AS the implementation and assessment of the Institute Writing Policy.
- Review proposed WI courses.
- Serve as the faculty liaison with the University Writing Program and other writing-related initiatives, making recommendations when appropriate.
- Draft a third section of D01.5 University Writing Policy addressing graduate writing, after completing an investigation of the current state of writing in graduate programs, which includes a working subgroup comprised of at-large key RIT stakeholders (e.g., Wallace Center delegate, Writing Commons Coordinator, Graduate Education delegate, etc.) and an investigation into graduate student experience. This policy should i) provide a clear directive as to how graduate programs participate in graduate writing support and improvement; ii) modify such policy such that full buy-in from graduate programs is accomplished, based on discussions from IWC1.
- Add graduate writing to IWC’s oversight and evaluate formulation 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.
- Provide estimates as to the cost of supporting graduate student writing based on findings from IWC1.