Curriculum Committee

 

  1. The Curriculum Committee (SCC) shall consist of eight senators, including (when possible) a minimum of two tenured faculty, at least one from each school, and the library, and a student. The Senate Curriculum Committee (SCC) faculty members should serve a minimum of two consecutive years. The Registrar shall serve as an ex-officio member. The Chair for the following academic year should be elected by the SCC before the end of February. The SCC oversees the College’s undergraduate and graduate curriculum. This includes working with the School Curriculum Committees and the Integrated Studies Program Committee to ensure that the process of curriculum revision is professional and uniform across schools. The SCC is responsible for reviewing all curriculum proposals (new programs, program changes, and course proposals), including Integrative Studies Program proposals. Course proposals that do not cross school lines are reported directly to the Senate for information.   The SCC is also responsible for establishing the guidelines for the curriculum process. If any senator wishes to discuss a proposal, a motion and a second are required to bring the proposal to the floor for discussion. A majority vote is required to bring it to the floor for a vote. Any curriculum proposal which crosses school lines or on which the Dean and School Curriculum Committee have disagreed is reviewed by the SCC and then, upon approval by the SCC, the Senate. Faculty members, administrators, and students may attend committee meetings when proposals of interest are discussed. To ensure clarity of operations and consistent treatment of all curriculum proposals, the SCC develops procedures, guidelines, forms and timetables that are then presented to the Senate as information

If a curriculum package includes academic standards (such as, but not limited to: admissions, entrance, continuation, exit stipulations, or programmatic requirements) these policies shall be forwarded to the Academic Standards Committee. Chairs of the ASC and SCC shall confer regarding the progress of the proposal through the review process.

If a senator wishes for the Senate to discuss and/or amend a document created by the SCC, a motion and second are required for discussion. It would require a majority vote by the Senate to bring the proposal to the floor for a vote.

Please note that the minutes for this committee are within the Full Senate minutes.

Co Chairs:
Nick Germana, ngermana@keene.edu
Fitni Destani, fdestani@keene.edu

SCC Guidelines 18-19

Course Proposal Form 18-19

Program Proposal Form 18-19

Intent of Curriculum Changes Form 2017-2018

II_Guidelines_AY17-18

School Curriculum Committee Chairs

Graham Warder (Arts and Humanities) gwarder@keene.edu
Donna Smyth (Professional and Graduate Studies) dsmyth@keene.edu
Douglas Smith (Natural and Social Sciences) dsmith2@keene.edu