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Compliance Certification Report
Comprehensive Standards 3.4.13


Last Updated August 13, 2004
(static edition)


Comprehensive Standards 3.4.13:

For each major in a degree program, the institution assigns responsibility for program coordination, as well as for curriculum development and review, to persons academically qualified in the field.  In those degree programs for which the institution does not identify a major, this requirement applies to a curricular area or concentration.

The Institution Certifies Compliance: Yes

Compliance report completed by: Audit Team 23

Statement of Rationale for Judgment of Compliance:

Curricular development and review, as well as coordination of major fields and concentrations, begin with departmental curriculum committees and coordinators (appointed by department chairs or elected by faculty), with program directors, or with faculty advisory committees. While students may serve on some committees, responsibility for program development and curriculum review remains primarily with faculty. On the college or school level, undergraduate  [1] and graduate [2] curriculum committees oversee changes in courses or programs. Responsibility for curriculum development and revision is described in UofM Policy 1279 [3] and the Curricular Procedures Handbook. [4] The Curriculum Request Cover Sheet shows the required approval route. [5] The Academic Policies Standing Committee of the Faculty Senate reviews curriculum and other academic matters and makes recommendations to the provost. [6]


Relevant Organizational Unit(s):

Provost; Vice Provost Academic Affairs; Academic Deans


Supporting Documentation and Evidence:

[1] Undergraduate Curriculum Committee ChairsReturn to narrative

[2] Graduate Committees, Coordinators, Program Approval Contacts
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[3] UofM Policy 1279, Curriculum Development and Revision
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[4] Levels of Curricular Approval
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[5] Curriculum Request Cover Sheet
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[6] Faculty Senate Standing Committees
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