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Curriculum and Academic Standards Committee

The Curriculum and Academic Standards Committee's responsibilities include:

  • reviewing, studying, and recommending to the faculty all curricular matters;
  • ensuring that curricular matters conform to Ouachita’s liberal arts mission;
  • reviewing academic, admission, and retention standards and policy;
  • making recommendations to the faculty regarding standards and policy; and
  • monitoring the implementation of standards and policy.

The Curriculum and Academic Standards Committee consists of one faculty member from each of the seven disciplinary schools, a member of the library faculty, and one student elected by the Student Senate. The chair shall be elected from the committee’s full-time teaching faculty. The Vice President for Academic Affairs and Registrar serve ex officio without vote. The Dean of Interdisciplinary Studies serves when needed as liaison to the committee.

Please use the following forms when submitting curriculum or academic standards changes to the committee.

For each change:

  1. Save a copy of the appropriate form to your computer.
  2. Re-name the copy so that it includes the academic year submitted and either the course number or academic standard title.
  3. Fill out the form.
  4. Email completed curriculum change forms to your school representative on the committee.  Email completed academic standards change forms to the VPAA.
  5. Keep a backup copy.

Curriculum Change – Short Form: (save to your computer)

This form is for proposed minor changes to a catalog entry, including: a course title change; a non-substantive course content or description change; a course time offering change; or a non-substantive update to a course or program to reflect dependencies or related changes made by another department.

Curriculum Change – Long Form: (save to your computer)

This form is for all other proposed changes to a catalog entry, including: adding or deleting a course; adding or deleting a minor; adding or deleting a major; adding or deleting a degree; modifying course content and/or requirements; or modifying program or degree requirements.

Academic Standards Change Form: (save to your computer)

This form is for proposed changes to academic standards.

2020-21

2019-20

2018-19

2017-18

2016-17

2015-16

2014-15

2013-14

2012-13

2011-12

2010-11

2009-10

2008-09

2007-08

2006-07

2005-06

2004-05

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