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6.2.1 Academic Affairs Committee on Undergraduate Studies (F, S)

Approved by Academic Council on September 23, 1993; revised April 16, 2014, revised September 2015, revised and approved on December 8,2016


The Academic Affairs Committee on Undergraduate Studies is responsible for defining undergraduate curricular policies of the University. It reviews undergraduate curricular proposals, including addition and deletion of courses, changes in course sequencing, in credit hours, and in course descriptions.  

The Academic Affairs Committee on Undergraduate Studies receives undergraduate curricular proposals from the Provost, who receives them from the Deans of each school and college of the University. The Provost receives such proposals only after they have been approved by the appropriate faculty committee of the school or college recommending the curricular change. The Academic Affairs Committee on Undergraduate Studies recommends the University calendar for the University of the Pacific. In addition, the Academic Affairs Committee on Undergraduate Studies approves name changes of undergraduate academic departments.  

The Academic Affairs Committee on Undergraduate Studies has fourteen voting members: Nine faculty members, each elected by their respective faculties, as follows: one each from the Conservatory of Music, Eberhardt School of Business, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of International Studies, Benerd School of Education, and the Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences; three from the College of the Pacific (representing the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities). Faculty members are elected for three year staggered terms.  

 

The Chair of the Graduate Studies Committee.  

 

The Provost or designee.  

 

Two undergraduate students appointed by ASUOP. There are also thirteen ex-officio, nonvoting members: all academic deans; the Chair of the Academic Affairs Committee of the Regents; the Director of Admissions; the University Registrar; the Dean of Libraries; the Chair of the Academic Regulations Committee; the Vice President for Student Life Officer. The Chair is elected from among the faculty members on the committee.