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Undergraduate Program Committee

Charge

The Undergraduate Program Committee advises the Provost on proposals from colleges, schools, and portal campuses for new undergraduate majors and degree programs, as well as for cross-school minors. The Committee reviews all such program proposals to ensure that the University’s colleges, schools, and portal campuses with undergraduate components maintain comparable standards of work for the degrees; that units proposing new programs have consulted appropriate colleges, schools, and/or portal campuses; and that there is minimal curricular overlap between or among the units. At the request of the President and Chancellor and/or the Provost, or at its own discretion, the Committee may also formulate recommendations on other matters that relate to undergraduate education in the University.

UPC Membership

The voting members of the Committee include at least:

  • one elected faculty representative from each college, school, and portal campus involved in undergraduate education, elected by the applicable college, school, or portal campus;
  • two undergraduate deans selected by the Deans Council;
  • a faculty representative from the NYU Libraries, elected by the faculty from the NYU Libraries;
  • a member of the Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Senators Council, selected by the Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Senators Council;
  • a member of the Full-Time Non-Tenure Track/Contract Faculty Senators Council, selected by the Full-Time Non-Tenure Track/Contract Faculty Senators Council; and
  • three members of the Student Senators Council, selected by the Student Senators Council.

The term of service for Committee members is three years, unless filling a vacancy; representatives from the Student Senators Council typically serve for one year. Terms are staggered, such that approximately one-third of the membership changes every year.

Members (2018-2019):

EX OFFICIO

  • Katherine Fleming (Provost)
  • Alexandra Forrester (Program Director, Office of Academic Program Review and Assessment)
  • Diana Karafin (Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Program Review and Assessment)
  • Nancy Morrison (Vice President for Global Programs)
  • Ryan Poynter (Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs)
  • Jonathan Williams (Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Admissions)

Undergraduate Program Committee
Schedule of Meetings and Deadlines, 2018-2019

Fall Semester Meeting #1
Deadline for submission of proposals: Thursday, September 13, 2018
MEETING DATE/TIME: Thursday, September 27, 2018, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
LOCATION: TBD

Fall Semester Meeting #2
Deadline for submission of proposals: Monday, October 15, 2018
MEETING DATE/TIME: Monday, October 29, 2018, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
LOCATION: TBD

Fall Semester Meeting #3
Deadline for submission of proposals: Thursday, November 29, 2018
MEETING DATE/TIME: Thursday, December 13, 2018, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
LOCATION: TBD

Spring Semester Meeting #1
Deadline for submission of proposals: Thursday, January 31, 2019
MEETING DATE/TIME: Thursday, February 14, 2019, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
LOCATION: TBD

Spring Semester Meeting #2
Deadline for submission of proposals: Thursday, February 28, 2019
MEETING DATE/TIME: Thursday, March 14, 2019, 11:00am-12:30 p.m.
LOCATION: TBD

Spring Semester Meeting #3
Deadline for submission of proposals: Monday, April 22, 2019
MEETING DATE/TIME: Monday, May 6, 2019, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
LOCATION: TBD 

UPC Guidelines for Proposals

The following items are subject to formal review by the UPC:

I. Proposals for new undergraduate majors

II. Proposals for new undergraduate minors that include (or could include) courses from more than one school

III. Certain changes to registered undergraduate programs [New York-based programs only]