Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee (CAPC)
The committee serves in a policy-forming and advising capacity in matters concerning proposed additions or deletions of academic programs and on academic policies affecting more than one college. It reviews and makes recommendations concerning proposed curriculum changes, the University General Studies Program, and honorary degree policies and criteria. Membership: Each college/school shall have one member. (Two-year terms.)
The Bylaws for the Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee are based on the Academic Affairs Policy and Procedures Manual, ACD 112-01, Bylaw II, Section B, Number 8-a.
a. elected: each college shall have one member. Elected members must be tenured/tenure tract faculty member, contract faculty member with a MY or RMY faculty status, or an academic professional with continuing status, and may not hold an administrative position of director or higher
b. ex officio nonvoting members: the university president, the provost of the university, dean of Graduate College, university librarian, and the chair of the UAC, or their designees
c. The term of the elected members shall be two years. One-half of the elected members shall be replaced each year.
Purpose and function
Purpose and function
a. to serve in a policy-forming and advising capacity in matters concerning:
1. course proposals
2. proposed establishment or disestablishments of academic units, such as colleges, schools, and divisions
3. academic programs, including degrees, certificates, minors, and concentrations
4. academic policies affecting more than one college or school, including changes in existing programs
b. to review and make recommendations concerning:
1. honorary degree policies and criteria
2. proposed curriculum changes ranging from specific to programs
3. General Studies program
4. graduate programs
5. research proposals affecting curriculum
6. extended education
7. graduation requirements
c. CAPC may create subcommittees, as needed.
a. The chair of the CAPC is a member of the Executive Committee and an ex officio member of the University Curriculum Advisory Committee and the Honors Faculty Council.
b. The CAPC maintains liaison relationships with the Honorary Degrees Committee, the General Studies Council and the Graduate Council.