Graduate Curriculum Committee (GCC)

The Graduate Curriculum Committee (GCC) is a standing faculty committee that meets at 3:30pm in 325 Graff Main Hall the first and third Tuesdays of the month for the Fall and Spring semesters (not including the first week of the semester, spring break, or finals week). This committee is responsible for reviewing and approving changes to the graduate curriculum. 

Curriculum procedures

A description of UWL's curriculum approval process is located on the first tab of the Curriculum Change Process & Policies page, along with the procedures relating to UCC/GCC business. The curriculum policies that affect course and program forms content can be found on the second tab. On the final tab, there is important information for UCC/GCC members and workflow approvers relating to their duties as part of the curriculum change process.

Links to the course and program forms and directions on how to complete them are on the CIM Help - Courses and CIM Help - Programs page.

GCC Documents

GCC Agendas 2021-2022 expanding section

2021-2022

September 21, 2021 (deadline for winter intercession/spring timetable changes)
October 5, 2021
October 19, 2021
November 2, 2021
November 16, 2021
December 7, 2021 (deadline for summer timetable changes)

February 1, 2022
February 15, 2022 (deadline for fall timetable changes)
March 1, 2022
April 5, 2022 
April 19, 2022 (deadline for catalog changes)
May 3, 2022

GCC Minutes (current & previous year) expanding section

2021-2022 Minutes

GCC 9.21.2021
GCC 10.5.2021
GCC 10.19.2021
GCC 11.2.2021
GCC 11.16.2021
GCC 12.7.2021

GCC 2.1.2022
GCC 2.15.2022
GCC 3.1.2022
GCC 4.5.2022
GCC 4.19.2022
GCC 5.3.2022

Minutes from Fall 2012 to the present are also located on the Faculty Senate SharePoint. Contact the Records and Registration office for minutes prior to Fall 2012.

GCC Bylaws expanding section

M. The Graduate Curriculum Committee (Revised 2012)
- from Faculty Senate Bylaws

Duties and responsibilities of the committee shall include:

  1. Receiving, reviewing and acting on proposals for curricular changes from academic departments and graduate programs.
    1. Evaluating curricular proposals by an established set of criteria.
    2. Ensuring that curricular proposals have been vetted through formal consultation with the academic departments, graduate programs, and the Academic Program Review Committee or other curricular approval committees.
  2. Informing department chairpersons/program directors, in writing, of proposals being considered, thus providing adequate opportunity for departments/programs to be heard prior to committee and senate action on such proposals.
  3. Publishing the agenda of regularly scheduled meetings in a university-wide communication outlet.

Membership of the committee shall consist of nine members of the graduate faculty and three graduate students. The faculty membership shall include at least the following numbers of representatives from each of the following academic units: two from the College of Liberal Studies, four from the College of Science and Health, and one from the College of Business Administration. Each student member shall represent one of these academic units. The provost/vice chancellor, registrar, director of university graduate studies, director of the library and academic deans shall serve as administrative consultants to the committee. The committee shall elect its chair.