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Undergraduate Studies Committee

The Undergraduate Studies Committee (USC), chaired by the Associate Provost Academic, is charged with examining proposals for new undergraduate degrees and major changes to existing programs and recommending their approval, as appropriate, to Academic Council.

Under its terms of reference, the Committee is responsible for:

  • Ensuring the academic quality of the proposal and the adequacy of the plan for resources to support it.
  • Looking for evidence that the proposal has emerged from unit-planning processes and will meet the standards established by relevant external bodies.
  • Encouraging, wherever possible, co-operation and consultation among academic units, including the promotion of complementary programming.
  • Flagging for the Executive Committee's attention matters bearing on academic policy.

USC is also responsible for receiving and reviewing annual summary reports of all curricular changes made by faculties at the end of the calendar year to ensure ongoing consistency and coherence in program offerings and to facilitate the integration of the changes into the undergraduate calendar.

For more information on USC, please visit the CIQE Workspace for Information Sharing and Collaboration (WISC) site.