Academic Affairs Committee

The Academic Affairs Committee is composed of one representative named by each academic unit. The Registrar serves as an ex officio member. The Academic Affairs Committee considers and recommends to the Faculty Senate action on all requests for the addition, modification, or deletion of undergraduate and graduate curricular programs and coursework.

The Committee considers matters concerning undergraduate and graduate academic requirements and standards, and reviews current policies and practices to make recommendations to the Faculty Senate. The Committee also considers faculty petitions for grade changes and of students seeking relief from University scholastic regulations, following the recommendations of the appropriate unit administrator. 

COMMITTEE MEETINGS

The AAC meets on a monthly basis to review proposed curricular changes. As the agenda items increase in the spring semester, the committee meets more frequently in order to meet catalgue submission deadlines. 

  AAC Meeting Dates  
  2019-20

  Relevant Deadlines   Meeting Agenda and Supporting Documents 

  September

 
  Materials due for agenda                  
  
  Agenda sent out - 

  Here's the agenda and supporting documentation

  October

 
  Materials due for agenda

  Agenda sent out - 

  Here's the agenda and supporting documentation

  November

 
  Materials due for agenda

  Agenda sent out -
 
  Here's the agenda and supporting documentation

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PROPOSING CURRICULAR CHANGES

Anyone interested in proposing changes to the curriculum (course-related and programmatic) or academic regulations must fill out the appropriate forms, provide necessary documentation, and submit to the committee chair to be reviewed by the full committee. Forms must have all of the appropriate signatures by the meeting during which proposed changes are discussed. Information provided on forms must comply with the relevant catalogue regulations. Click on the link for forms and instructions:

 

General Type of
Curricular Change

Specific Change - 
Undergraduate

Specific Change - 
Graduate
Special Instructions
Course

Create a new course (Word)

Modify or delete existing
course (Word)

Create a 1-time only course
(Word)

Create a new course (Word)

Modify or delete existing 
course (Word)

Create a 1-time only course
(Word)

 
Program

Create a new program (Word)

Modify or delete an existing
program (Word)

Create a new Minor (Word)

Create a new program (Word)

Modify or delete existing
program (Word)

 
Certificate

Create a new certificate

Modify or delete existing
certificate

Create a new certificate

Modify or delete existing
certificate

 
Academic Regulation

Create a new academic
regulation (Word)

Modify or delete an existing
academic regulation (Word)

   

 

The following are available in PDF PDF Document Download and Microsoft Word Microsoft Word Document

Undergraduate Forms
Change in Curriculum or Program to Include Minors (Word)
Change in Curriculum or Program to Offer Minors  (Word)
Change in Undergraduate Catalog Course Listing (Word)
Change in Catalog Undergraduate (Word)
Change in Undergraduate Curriculum or Program (Word)
Request for New Undergraduate Course (Word)
Request for New Undergraduate Degree Program (Word)

Graduate Forms
Change in Graduate Catalog Course Listing (Word)
Change in Catalog Graduate (Word)
Change in Graduate Curriculum or Program (Word)
Request for New Graduate Course (Word)
Request for New Graduate Degree Program (Word)

Specialty Forms and Instructions
One-Time Course Request (PDF) (Word)
Steps for Approval of New Programs (PDF)
Directions Change in Catalog Course Listings (PDF)
University of South Carolina Policy on Creation and Revision of Academic Courses (PDF)
CHE Policies and Procedures (PDF)

NCES CIP Codes External Window 
USC Upstate Program CIP Codes (PDF)
Degree Major Codes (PDF) (Word)


Academic Affairs Committee


21 Carmen Harris
(HPPA) 
864-503-5732


21 Rebecca Mueller  
(SOE) 
864 - 503 - 5532


21 Jan Griffin 
PSYCH 
864 503 5799

Charley-Harrington
21 Charley Harrington
(IDS) 
864-503-5545

Nolan-Stolz
21 Nolan Stolz*
(FACS) 
864-503-5263

Chris-Bender
20 Chris Bender
(NSE) 
864-503-5755

FrankLi
20 Frank Li 
(MSC)
864-503-5363

Frank Murphy
20 Rich Murphy
(LLC)
864-503-5624

  
20 Susan Richardson
(INFO) 
864-503-5674

  

 

 

 

22 Kristi Miller

(SON) 
864-503-5443


22 Michael Wooten
(JCBE-EFA) 
864-503-5241

 
22 John Siegel
(LIB)
864-503-5991


22 Rob Sarver 
SCW 
864-503-5682

 
22 Roz Paige
(JCBE-MEM) 
864-503-5557

22 Holly Pae 
(SOE-HPH) 
864-503-5556 

Ex-Officio

Chancellor-Brendan-Kelly
Brendan Kelly
Chancellor 
864-503-5200
Clif-Flynn
Clif Flynn 
Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor 
864-503-5635
Mary-David Fox
Mary-David Fox
 
Registrar 
864-503-5040
Pamela Steinke
Pamela Steinke
Vice Provost and Associate Vice
Chancellor for Academic Affairs
864-503-5005