|As I said, faculty
have responsibility for determining what is taught:† what is required for the major and what is
required for graduation.
members develop their own courses, often with the assistance of campus or
systemwide resources to incorporate technology or other innovations.†† These courses meet the General Education,
major or other graduation requirements established by the faculty through
departments and Senate committees.
ensures that courses and curricula meet consistent internal standards for
rigor and quality, as well as meeting external accreditation standards.
|Each campus has its
own Senate structure for reviewing and approving proposed courses and majors,
involving both the departments and campuswide committees.†† Once courses and majors are approved, the
academic administration provides the funding resources that allow these
programs to proceed.
reviews, expected by the accreditation process, are intended to improve
program currency and effectiveness, by analyzing the programís achievement of
its learning objectives and outcomes.
|Now Iím pleased to
introduce Vice Provost Judith Smith who will share with you real-life
examples of how these principles and expectations are put into action here at