Curriculum Committees and Local Senates

Research Committee

Questions to be examined are as follows: What is the relationship of the curriculum committee to its local senate? What is the composition of members of curriculum committees? Who chairs them? If faculty chair their curriculum committee, what is the level of institutional support? What changes are being contemplated by the local senates as a response to the statewide effort to strengthen the role of faculty in their curriculum committees? How satisfied are the senates with the composition and structure or their curriculum committees?


Local Senates should examine their constitutions and by-laws toward the goal of establishing their curriculum committee as a subcommittee of the senate. The Academic Senate should continue to work with local senates toward the promotion and facilitation of the Subcommittee of the Senate Curriculum Model.