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

Approved by Academic Council on September 23, 1993; revised April 16, 2014, revised September 2015, revised and approved on December 8,2016; Revised September 14, 2017; Revised May 17, 2017

The Academic Affairs Committee on Undergraduate Studies is responsible for defining and formulating undergraduate curricular policies of the University. It reviews and approves undergraduate curricular proposals, including new and revised programs, new locations or modalities, addition, revision and deletion of courses, changes in course sequencing, credit hours, and course descriptions.

The Academic Affairs Committee on Undergraduate Studies receives undergraduate curricular proposals only after they have been approved by the appropriate faculty committee and Dean 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 twelve 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, 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 Provost or Provost designee is also a voting member. 

Two undergraduate students appointed by ASUOP. The ex-officio, nonvoting members are: all academic deans; the designee from Admissions; the University Registrar or designee; the University Librarian or designee; the Vice President for Student Life or designee. The Chair is elected from among the faculty members on the committee.