Chapter IV. Organization

Section 4. Standing Committees

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Title 3. Committees on Academic Programs and Policies

[Repealed 31 Jan 95]

(A)Membership. The Council is selected to give proper representation with full consideration for campus diversity to the academic departments, colleges, professional schools, and inter-departmental programs that offer undergraduate curricula. The Council consists of 26 members: 21 appointed members with vote and 5 ex officio members without vote as follows - the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, the Director of the Office of Instructional Development, the chair and vice-chair of the Committee on Undergraduate Admissions and Relations with Schools, and the chair of the General Education Governance Committee.  In addition, there are four undergraduate student representatives and two graduate student representatives, appointed in accordance with Bylaw 45. The Chair and Vice Chair are designated by the Committee on Committees. [Am 28 May 96, 26 May 98, 1 Jun 04, 9 Apr 09, 11 Jun 09]
(B)Duties. The Council
 (1)in consultation with the Faculties, or the Faculty Executive Committees, makes policy for undergraduate education at UCLA, evaluates the effects of these policies on campus diversity, and advises the Chancellor on all matters pertaining to undergraduate education, including the implementation of Senate Regulation 638B (American History and Institutions Requirement). [Am 11 Jun 09.
 (2)recommends to the Legislative Assembly undergraduate programs leading to new degree designations; authorizes, supervises, and regulates all undergraduate courses and programs of instruction and of preparatory education and may suspend or withdraw approval of undergraduate courses subject to appeal to the Legislative Assembly; and promotes academic enrichment and encourages educational diversity and innovation; appoints the Committees to Administer the Interdepartmental Degree Programs (CAIDPs) for undergraduate programs, and, together with the Graduate Council, appoints CAIDPs with both graduate and undergraduate programs; members shall serve for three years. In discharging this duty the Council shall formulate and approve written policies for the selection of the Administrative Committees and the Committee Chairs. In discharging these duties the Council shall maintain liaison with the Graduate Council and the Faculty Executive Committees. As allowed in Senate Bylaw 20, the Undergraduate Council reserves the right to delegate to the appropriate Faculty Executive Committees such decisions concerning course and program actions as are specified in Council's Delegation Guidelines. Delegation Guidelines are on file in the offices of the Senate, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, and Registrar. Council will monitor these delegated decisions and at least every three (3) years will review its delegation process and revise its guidelines accordingly. [Am 26 May 98, 11 Feb 03, 1 Jun 04, 9 Jun 08]
 (3)acts for the Division in the approval of undergraduate majors and in the approval or discontinuation of sub-majors, including specializations, concentrations, and minors.
 (4)periodically reviews and evaluates all undergraduate programs of study and all programs of preparatory education in coordination with the Graduate Council. If the Council judges after review of a program that it should be discontinued, it may initiate proposals to that effect; in the case of discontinuation of undergraduate degree programs, procedures specified in Appendix V shall be observed.
 (5)on the recommendation of the Committee on Undergraduate Admissions and Relations with Schools, determines standards and criteria for undergraduate admission in accordance with the provisions of SBL 311.C.1; and monitors campus procedures for recruitment, outreach, and informational services to schools.
 (6)makes recommendations consistent with established education policy and gives full consideration to campus diversity issues, to the views of appropriate schools, departments and other academic units in matters relating to their education policy. [En 11 Jun 09]
 (7)sets standards for honors and recommends procedures for awards of undergraduate scholarships and unallocated prizes.
    
(A)Membership. The Council is selected to give proper representation to the academic departments, colleges, professional schools, and inter-departmental programs that offer graduate curricula. The Council consists of 21 members: 20 appointed members, the Dean of the Graduate Division, ex officio, without a vote, and 4 graduate students appointed in accordance with SBL 45. The chair is designated by the Committee on Committees. [Am 11 Nov 86, 8 Nov 88,  11 Jan 94, 8 Nov 94, 2 June 11]
(B)Duties. The Council
 (1)makes policy for graduate education at UCLA and discharges duties in accordance with the stipulations of Senate Bylaw 330. In exercising its functions under Senate Bylaw 330, the Council reports directly to the Legislative Assembly.
 (2)consistent with SBL 330, recommends to the Legislative Assembly graduate programs leading to new degrees; it also authorizes, supervises and regulates all graduate courses and graduate programs of instruction except such courses and programs as have been exempted by action of the Regents. In discharging this duty the Council shall maintain liaison with the Undergraduate Council. [Am 11 Jan 94, 25 Apr 95]
 (3)periodically reviews and evaluates all graduate programs of study. If the Graduate Council judges after a review of a graduate program that it should be discontinued, procedures outlined in Appendix V shall be observed. [See also Appendix III, Part VII] [Am 11 Jan 94]
 (4)is delegated authority from the Los Angeles Division of the Academic Senate to recommend to the Coordinating Committee on Graduate Affairs (CCGA) proposals for:
  (a)new graduate programs leading to existing degrees; and
  (b)new programs leading to graduate level Certificates. [Am 11 Nov 86]
 (5)appoints the Committees to Administer the Interdepartmental Degree Programs (CAIDPs) for graduate programs, and, together with the Undergraduate Council appoints CAIDPs with both graduate and undergraduate programs; members shall serve for three years. In discharging this duty the Council shall formulate and approve written policies for the selection of the Administrative Committees and the Committee Chairs, and shall consult with the Executive Committee of the appropriate College or schools if an undergraduate degree is also offered by the Program. [En 24 May 88, Am 11 Jan 94, 9 Jun 08]
 (6)as allowed in Senate Bylaw 20 and Senate Bylaw 330(C), the Graduate Council reserves the right to delegate to the Dean of the Graduate Division routine administrative decisions related to the regulations and policies of the Graduate Council as described in its delegation guidelines (see Appendix III, Bylaws of the Graduate Council). The Graduate Council will monitor and review these delegated decisions on an annual basis, and revise its delegation guidelines accordingly. [En 28 May 98]
(A)Membership. The Council consists of seventeen members, approximately one-third of whom are appointed annually: eight members from the College of Letters and Science, and eight from the professional schools, including the representative to the University Committee on Planning and Budget, plus the Vice Chancellor - Academic Planning and Budget, ex officio. A chair and vice chair are selected from the appointed members.
(B)Organization. The Council
 (1)appoints such standing and ad hoc committees as are needed to discharge its duties. [Am 21 Jan 97]
 (2)appoints faculty consultants annually as needed, and for terms which it may extend to provide expertise and continuity in fulfilling its charge; [Am 21 Jan 97]
 (3)maintains liaison with the Chancellor's Office and associated units such as: Academic Planning and Budget, the Executive Vice Chancellor's Office, and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Capital Programs. [Am 14 Mar 89; 21 Jan 97]
 (4)collaborates with other Academic Senate Committees/Councils with whom there are shared responsibilities. [En 21 Jan 97]
(C)Duties. The Council, after appropriate consultation, make recommendations based on established Senate policy to the Chancellor and Senate agencies concerning the allocation of educational resources, academic priorities, and the planning and budgetary process. The Council specifically reviews and formally articulates a Senate view regarding the campus budget and each major campus space-use and building project at each project's proposal, planning, and building stages. [Am 23 May 79, 13 Apr 82, 24 Jan 89, 14 Mar 89]
(A)Membership. The committee consists of nine members: eight appointed members, one of whom shall be the UCLA member of the Board of Admissions and Relations with Schools, and the Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management, ex officio, without a vote. The chair and vice chair are designated by the Committee on Committees. [Am 5 Feb 15]
(B)Duties. The committee
 (1)determines criteria for admission and considers other issues related to admissions policies. [Am 11 Jun 09]
 (2)contributes to the admission process, both at the freshman and advanced standing levels. [Am 11 Jun 09]
 (3)develops and monitors research on admission critieria that can be used to support the university goals and objectives of excellence, access, and diversity. [Am 11 Jun 09]
 (4)monitors campus procedures for recruitment, outreach and informational services to schools in order to ensure a well-informed and diverse student body. [Am 11 Jun 09]
 (5)maintains liaison with the University Board of Admissions and Relations with Schools, UCLA Undergraduate Admission, and the campus Chancellor's Enrollment Advisory Committee. [Am 13 Nov 08]
 (6)reports to and advises the Academic Senate and the Chancellor on matters involving undergraduate admissions and relations with schools. [Am 19 Nov 85, 23 May 89]

[Repealed 31 Jan 95]

(A)Membership. The committee, with full consideration for campus diversity, is selected to give proper representation to the academic departments, colleges, professional schools, and inter-departmental programs whose students participate in international education.  The committee consists of nine members: five appointed members with a vote (a chair and four Senate members); two ex officio members without a vote (Faculty Director and Administrative Director of the International Education Office), and one undergraduate and one graduate student representative appointed in accordance with Bylaw 45. [Am 17 Feb 2011]
(B)Duties. The committee:
 (1)Represents the Los Angeles Division in matters concerned with International Education. [Am 17 Feb 2011]
 (2)Provides consultation and makes recommendations to the Los Angeles Division with respect to international education, international exchange, and international internships. [Am 17 Feb 2011]
 (3)Provides consultation to the International Education Office (IEO) and the Vice Provost, International Institute. [Am 17 Feb 2011]
 (4)Serves as liaison between the IEO and Academic Senate leadership, helping to ensure that policies and procedures are appropriately vetted by the Senate. [Am 17 Feb 2011]
(A)Membership. The committee consists of nine members, and Undergraduate and a Graduate Student Representative. [Am 24 Apr 08]
(B)Duties. The committee
 (1)(1)selects tenured faculty, non-tenured faculty, and teaching assistants to receive awards for distinguished teaching. At least one Senate member shall be cited for Distinction in Teaching at the Graduate Level; one Senate member is designated to receive the Eby Award for the Art of Teaching; and one Senate member will be acknowledged for mentoring undergraduate research. [Am 9 Oct 84, Am 23 Feb 05]
 (2)(2)submits a list of winners to the appropriate administrative offices. [En 24 Apr 08]
 (3)is responsible for advising the Division and departments with regard to policies that will enlarge the possibilities for distinguished teaching and improve the quality of instruction, including methods of evaluation of teaching.

 

(A)Mission of the Committee.
The mission of the CCCE is to advance programs in continuing and community education that meet the public’s needs, maintain UCLA’s reputation for academic excellence, promote innovative methods of instruction, and support the mission of the University. The CCCE focuses on educational issues and academic programs for non-matriculated students who are not registered or enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs. It considers the educational, organizational, technological, legal, and economic dimensions of continuing and community education at UCLA, seeking to advance the University’s contribution to society and its position as a leading research institution. [Am 24 Apr 08]
(B)Membership. The committee shall be structured to promote an ongoing discussion about community education among a range of interested parties. It includes several kinds of members.
 (1)Representatives of the Faculty. The committee includes nine to twelve members of the faculty, including one representative each from the Undergraduate Council and the Graduate Council.
 (2)Ex Officio Members. The committee includes the Dean of University Extension as a standing ex officio member. [Am 24 Apr 08]
 (3)Guests. May be invited by the committee to provide expertise on technology, community relations, financial affairs, legal matters, and other areas germane to the committee's deliberations. [En 24 Apr 08]
 (4)Guests have no voting rights within the committee. [En 24 Apr 08]
 (5)Student Representatives. In accordance with bylaw 45, the committee also includes one each from the Undergraduate and Graduate programs and, when possible, two from University Extension Programs. [Am 24 Apr 08]
(5) Responsibilities of the CCCE
 (1)Reviews and recommends policies for continuing and community education, in consultation with relevant Senate committees, campus programs, and University leadership, with respect to educational standards and practices in courses and programs not culminating in University degrees.
  (a)Consults and advises the Chancellor and Senate on issues arising from legal, financial, and intellectual property rights, copyright, and commercial arrangements in courses and programs not culminating in University degrees.
  (b)Advises the Graduate and Undergraduate Councils on related issues that arise in programs offered by “distance learning.”
 (2)Systematically gathers information about the scope and character of community education programs, and advises the Senate, departments, colleges, schools and the Chancellor about their contribution to the community and the University.
 

(3)

 

Acts to share information and develop fruitful relationships among UCLA providers of community education with the objective of promoting cooperation and coordinating efforts to advance common goals.
 (4)Develops recommendations to advance the contribution of University Extension in the community, to promote a constructive relationship between Extension and the faculty, and to ensure the beneficial use of Extension’s resources in continuing and community education programs throughout the University.
  Detailed oversight of the Extension courses and programs will not be the focus of CCCE. Monitoring the Extension’s management, programs, and instructors is best accomplished by the Senate Program Review and the delegation of course approvals to the relevant departments and programs on campus as provided in Senate bylaws. Extension courses and programs that convey degree credit at UCLA, such as the XL series, fall under the jurisdiction of the Graduate or Undergraduate Councils and are subject to their approval and oversight.
 (5)At their request, advises the Graduate and Undergraduate Councils during the transition of continuing and community education programs into regular degree programs. The CCCE cooperates with other Senate committees to assure a smooth transition by promoting continuity of standards in community and degree programs, by sharing its specialized information and expertise, and by serving as a gateway to the Academic Senate for community programs that desire to grant degrees.
 (6)

Develops recommendations to promote community outreach and faculty participation in the community. 

Approved by the Legislative Assembly on June 7, 2005. 

(A)Membership. The committee consists of five members. The UCLA Faculty Athletic Representative serves as a non-voting ex officio member. In accordance with bylaw 45, the committee also includes an Undergraduate and a Graduate Student Representative and the Associate Athletic Director is a standing non-voting guest. [Am 24 April 08]
(B)Duties. The committee
 (1)is responsible for oversight of, and development of policy recommendations on academic matters involving intercollegiate athletics including
  (a)progress of athletes to degree;
  (b)special admissions for athletes.
 (2)consults with the Athletics Department and reviews the Department's policies affecting education.
 (3)advises the Administration and Athletics Department.
 (5)maintains liaison with equivalent committees at other universities on matters of policy.