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92. Committee on Courses and General Education

  1. Purpose.

    To authorize, supervise, and regulate all undergraduate courses and monitor the General Education Program.
  2. Membership.

    Members are selected to ensure broad representation of the academic departments and colleges that offer undergraduate curricula. The Committee consists of at least eight (8) Senate members with vote and one non-Senate academic representative with the title of Lecturer, all appointed by the Committee on Committees. The Chair is also designated by the Committee on Committees. There is one undergraduate and one graduate student representative, appointed by the Associated Students and the Graduate Student Association, respectively.
  3. Duties.

    The Committee:
    1. exercises final approval authority over establishment, modification, and discontinuation of all undergraduate courses, including Extension courses that may be considered for credit toward undergraduate degrees (X1-X199 and XSB).
    2. may suspend or withdraw approval of undergraduate courses subject to appeal to the Faculty Legislature.
    3. monitors the UCSB General Education Program and makes recommendations to the Undergraduate Council regarding policy on general education.
    4. exercises sole approval authority over General Education course proposals.
    5. acts on proposals for the appointment of graduate students to teach upper-division undergraduate courses.
    6. in consultation with the respective cognate department, acts on proposals to hire instructors of Extension courses that may be considered for credit toward undergraduate degrees (X1-X199 and XSB).
    7. acts on faculty requests for changes to the Final Examination Schedule published in the quarterly Schedule of Classes.
    8. maintains liaison with the Undergraduate Council, the Faculty Executive Committees, UCSB Extension, and the Committee on Admissions, Enrollment and Relations with Schools regarding overall policy matters related to undergraduate education. (En 30 Jan 14)