The Curriculum Council reviews the University curriculum in an effort to implement the long-range educational mission of the University and to ensure high quality academic programs for students. Through careful study, it recommends establishment of new programs and/or changes in existing programs, including major and minor curricular changes proposed by the academic units of the University. It attempts by coordination to bring about a suitable and rational balance of academic programs. It formulates curricular policy and publishes, in cooperation with the Office of Academic Programs, Assessment and Accreditation, a Curricular Procedures Handbook. It has an ongoing responsibility to assure that appropriate curricular policies are implemented efficiently and effectively without becoming unduly burdensome to faculty or disadvantaging students. Also, in cooperation with the Office of Academic Programs, Assessment and Accreditation, it conducts periodic reviews of all undergraduate programs and reports the results of these reviews to the Provost.
The Council consists of at least nine and up to thirteen Faculty members and two Student members. Breadth of disciplinary backgrounds is important for the work of the Council so membership shall come from many different colleges. In addition, the following shall be ex-officio members, non-voting: One Academic Affairs representative appointed by the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and one person appointed annually to represent the following: Registrar's Office, University Libraries, and Extended Campus. The following areas shall be represented by liaison members, non-voting, and appointed annually: OSU-Cascades Campus, Academic Advising Council, and Instructional Technology.
(Rev 04/10; 05/05; 04/12)