Course Committees

Course Committees for the 2021-2024 Term

In the College of Information Sciences and Technology, undergraduate courses are updated and maintained by course committees. Committee membership is determined by general knowledge of the content associated with the course and frequency and/or recency of teaching experience with the course.

In general, the role of the course committee is to work closely with the Associate Dean of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies, the Faculty Director of Undergraduate Studies, and Faculty Program Coordinators to a) maintain agreement on a common 80% of course content, b) coordinate assessment efforts when asked, and c) respond to course-related questions and concerns. Specific responsibilities of course committees and chair persons follow.

List of Course Committees 2021-2024 (chairs and members)

CHAIR responsibilities include:

  • responding to requests for documentation about the course
  • discussing the course with faculty who are newly assigned to teach the course
  • leading discussions about, making assignments regarding, and/or reviewing course revisions in-residence and online, when necessary
  • reviewing and approving new instances of the course for online delivery
  • authoring course change proposals, when necessary
  • assisting in leading course assessment efforts, when asked
  • calling and facilitating meetings of the committee to discuss issues raised about the course
  • communicating course committee recommendations to faculty, faculty leaders, and/or administrators

COMMITTEE MEMBER responsibilities include:

  • sharing course materials and best practices with instructors assigned to teach the course
    • Note: Information about courses resides on this site’s Course Materials page
    • Note: Statewide Faculty Meetings are another venue for sharing materials and best practices
  • participating in discussions about, authoring, and/or reviewing course revisions in-residence and online, when necessary
  • reviewing new instances of the course for online delivery, when asked
  • participating in the development and deployment of assessment tools (rubrics or tests) for use in curricular assessment process, when asked
  • reviewing and responding to issues raised about the course