places primary responsibility for the content, quality, and effectiveness of
the curriculum with its faculty. (Responsibility for curriculum)
The University of South Carolina Upstate (USC Upstate) Faculty Manual states that the primary responsibility for the content, quality and effectiveness of the curriculum, regardless of location or delivery method, belongs to the faculty:
“In all matters pertaining to the standards of admission, registration, requirements for the granting of degrees earned in course, the curricula, instruction, research, extracurricular activities, discipline of students, the educational policies and standards of the university, and all other matters pertaining to the conduct of faculty affairs, including the discipline of its own members, the faculty has legislative powers subject to the review of the Chancellor, the President, and the Board of Trustees.”
The supporting structure of faculty governance, including assessment and curriculum committees, is designed with the intent to implement this charge. Faculty Senate minutes document the primary responsibility for the content and curriculum rests with the faculty. Assessment reports document the primary responsibility for quality and effectiveness rests with the faculty.