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Undergraduate Council (UgC)

 

Committee Charge

The Undergraduate Council makes policy for undergraduate education at UCLA; recommends to the Legislative Assembly undergraduate programs leading to new degrees; authorizes, supervises and regulates all undergraduate courses and programs of instruction and preparatory education; periodically reviews and evaluates all undergraduate programs of study and all programs of preparatory education in conjunction with the Graduate Council; and sets standards for honors and recommends procedures for awards of undergraduate scholarships. For information on undergraduate course or program approval, please refer to the "Guide to Undergraduate Course and Program Approval."   Fully online undergraduate courses require the submission of additional questions, which can be found in the "UCLA Undergraduate Fully Online Course Approval Policy." Fora general understanding for the routing process for evaluating proposals, please see "Procedural Manual for the Review of Proposals for Academic Programs And Units."  Procedures and guidelines are available upon request.

Course Action Request Forms are submitted on-line via the Course Inventory Management System (CIMS).

CIMS is designed to be used by staff and faculty to manage the approval process for UCLA courses. To use CIMS, you must have a BOL or AIS account. The application is designed to be used with the Internet Explorer browser. For questions or assistance, call the Registrar’s Office at 67045 or 64055.

Membership

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.

Also, please refer to relevant Appendices.

 

Council Members (2016-2017 AY)

2016-17 UNDERGRADUATE COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP

Ertugrul Taciroglu- CHAIR
Civil and Environmental Engineering
2013-2017
Beth Lazazzera- VICE CHAIR
MIMG
2015-2018
Michael Alfaro
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
2014-2017
J. Ed Araiza
Theater
2015 - 2018
Don Blasius
Mathematics
2016-2019
Christine Chism
English
2014-2017
Robert Cooper
Education
2015-2018
Robin Derby
History
2014-2017
Adriana Galvan
Psychology
2015-2018
Robert Gould
Statistics
2015-2018
Abby Kavner
Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences
2014-2017
Yung-Ya Lin
Chemistry and Biochemistry
2016-2019
Robert M'Closkey
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
2015-2018
Laure Murat
French
2016-2019
Christoph Niemann
Physics and Astronomy
2014-2017
Janet O'Shea
World Arts and Cultures/Dance
2015-2018
Marilyn Raphael
Geography
2016-2017
Carson Schutze
Linguistics
2016-2019
Aradhna Tripati
Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences
2015-2018
Münir Beken
Ethnomusicology
2016-2019
Sule Ozler
Economics
2016-2019
STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES

Vignesh Balasundaram
USAC Representative

Leah Bayers
USAC Representative

Brad Fingard
USAC Representative

Ally Miller
USAC Representative

Arvind Vepa
GSA Representative

TBA
GSA Representative
EX OFFICIO MEMBERS
Patricia Turner
Dean/Vice Provost, Undergraduate Education
Muriel McClendon - Chair
General Education Governance Committee
Adrienne Lavine
Chair
CUARS
Anna Lau
Vice Chair
CUARS
Kathy Komar
Acting Co-Director, Office of Instructional Development
SENATE STAFF
Eric Wells
Committee Analyst
Academic Senate
Na Shin
Administrative Assistant
Academic Senate

Chair: Ertugrul Taciroglu, Civil and Environmental Engineering, (310) 267-4655

Senate staff contact: Eric Wells, Policy Analyst,  
                                        ewells@senate.ucla.edu

Subcommittees

The Council has four main policy subcommittees: the Committee on Admissions, the Committee on Curriculum, Committee on Honors, Awards and Prizes, and the Committee on Student Development. In addition, there is an Administrative Committee of the Council.

  • Committee on Admissions: The Committee on Admissions meets with the Committee on Undergraduate Admissions and Relations with Schools (CUARS) to determine 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.
  • Committee on Curriculum: By delegation from the Undergraduate Council, the committee holds course approval authority. It will review proposals for majors, minors, concentrations, and other undergraduate initiatives before sending them to the Council for action. In the areas of innovative education, it will work with Faculty Executive Committees (FECs), with the Office of Instructional Development (OID) and its oversight committee, and with the Office of the Provost and other relevant entities.
  • Committee on Honors, Awards and Prizes: The Committee is responsible for the development of awards policy to further the aims of undergraduate education. The Honors, Awards and Prizes Committee will select the Regents Scholarships, the President’s Undergraduate Fellowship (PUF’s), the Teague-Melville-Elliot Prizes, and will interview candidates for other scholarships such as the Wal-Mart scholarship or Women in Communication Award.
  • Committee on Student Welfare: The Committee develops strategies and policies to improve and enrich student intellectual and academic life and foster a sense of academic community at UCLA. The focus is on undergraduate life outside the classroom and on developing connections between course work and extracurricular activity and between life on campus and in the community.
  • Administrative Committee: Consisting of the UgC Council Chair and Vice-Chair, the subcommittee chairs and co-chairs, and the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, previews the program review reports submitted by review teams and establishes the agenda for Council meetings.

 


Meeting Dates

Day Date Time Location
Friday
September 30, 2016
2:00pm - 4:00pm
2121 Murphy
Friday
October 14, 2016*
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Gold Hall B301
Friday
October 28, 2016
2:00pm - 4:00pm
2121 Murphy
Friday
November 18, 2016
2:00pm - 4:00pm
1215 Murphy
Friday
December 2, 2016
2:00pm - 4:00pm
1215 Murphy
Friday
December 16, 2016
Canceled
Canceled
Friday
January 13, 2017
Canceled
Canceled
Friday
January 27, 2017
2:00pm - 4:00pm
2121 Murphy
Friday
February 10, 2017
2:00pm - 4:00pm
1215 Murphy
Friday
February 24, 2017
2:00pm - 4:00pm
2121 Murphy
Friday
March 10, 2017
2:00pm - 4:00pm
2121 Murphy
Friday
April 7, 2017
2:00pm - 4:00pm
2121 Murphy
Friday
April 21, 2017
2:00pm - 4:00pm
2121 Murphy
Friday
May 5, 2017
2:00pm - 4:00pm
2121 Murphy
Friday
May 19, 2017
2:00pm - 4:00pm
2121 Murphy
Friday
June 2, 2017
2:00pm - 4:00pm
1215 Murphy
Friday
June 9, 2017
2:00pm - 4:00pm
1215 Murphy

*Joint UgC/GC Meeting.

 

 


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