Committee on Educational Policy

13.18 Committee on Educational Policy (Am 25 May 77, 28 Jan 81; CC 31 Aug 19)

13.18.1 There are no fewer than six and no more than nine Santa Cruz Division members plus the Registrar and the Chair of the Committee on Courses of Instruction serving ex officio. In addition, there are one non-senate teaching faculty representative, one non-voting provosts' representative selected by the Council of Provosts, and no more than two student representatives. (Am 3 Dec 69, 24 May 72, 25 May 77, 28 Jan 81, 19 May 17; EI 22 Oct 86, 21 May 04, 27 May 11; CC 31 Aug 98, 31 Aug 19; EC 18 Oct 91, 31 Aug 99, 31 Aug 04)

13.18.2 (Repealed May 19, 2017; EC 17 May 19.)

13.18.3 The Committee is concerned with the quality of all academic programs not under the purview of the Graduate Council. It receives all proposals for new programs and reviews them in terms of academic quality, and before approval consults with the Committee on Planning and Budget. Periodically, the Committee reviews all existing academic programs and acts for the Santa Cruz Division on proposed revisions that do not involve changes in the allocation of the budget. (Am 24 May 72, 25 May 77, 23 May 79, 13 Feb 16; CC 31 Aug 98, 31 Aug 19; EC 31 Aug 04)

13.18.4 The Committee approves the requirements of colleges, departments and program of studies (and equivalent agencies as defined in Divisional Regulations) for the Bachelor's degree and non-degree programs including policies on admission and qualifications to the major and courses required to satisfy majors and minors. Reviews requests for exceptions to Divisional regulations governing the awarding of degrees, certificates, and honors. (Am 10 May 67, 4 June 69, 24 May 72, 25 May 77, 13 Feb 16; EC 12 May 97; CC 31 Aug 06, 31 Aug 19)

13.18.5 The Committee has plenary authority in all matters relating to undergraduate curricula in the Santa Cruz Division. CEP monitors and ensures the quality, viability, and appropriateness of existing undergraduate programs, and ensures that the undergraduate curricula are in compliance with Senate Regulations and educational policies. The Committee determines criteria for the courses eligible for meeting different campus-wide general education requirements. (Am 4 Dec 68, 23 May 79, 13 Feb 16; CC 31 Aug 19; EC 12 May 97, 31 Aug 11)

13.18.6 The powers and responsibilities stated in SCB 13.17 extend to University Extension under the auspices of the Santa Cruz campus. In addition CEP coordinates, in such respects as it deems advisable, the relations of University Extension with the Division. (En 23 May 79; Am 30 May 07; CC 31 Aug 98, 31 Aug 19; EC 31 Aug 06)

13.18.7 The Committee considers all matters concerning grading and campus examinations; including reviewing the examination policies of departments; making proposals for undergraduate comprehensive examinations; reviewing procedures and regulations for governing the academic standing of undergraduate students, subject to appropriate provisions of Academic Senate Regulations. [DLI 1996.10A] (En 29 May 68; Am 13 Feb 16; CC 31 Aug 98, 31 Aug 19; EC 12 May 97; 31 Aug 06)

13.18.8 The Committee oversees the grading including all matters pertaining to the Faculty's participation in grading. The Committee will explain and answer questions concerning grading and evaluations, and inform the Registrar's Office about Committee interpretations of Academic Senate policies. (En 21 Feb 96; Am 13 Feb 16, 21 May 05, 19 May 17; CC 31 Aug 98, 31 Aug 99, 31 Aug 19)

13.18.9 Consistent with Senate Bylaws 20 and 310A.4, CEP may delegate routine administrative decisions related to academic policies and regulations of the Division to the Admissions Director, the University Registrar, and College Provosts. (Am 19 May 17; CC 31 Aug 19)

13.18.10 CEP will monitor and review on an annual basis all delegated decisions (En 19 May 17; CC 31 Aug 19)

13.18.11 The Committee may consider any issue regarding undergraduate preparatory and remedial education and its administration. It supervises the Analytical Writing Placement Exam and mathematics placement examinations. In consultation with the Writing Program, it proposes the means by which students may satisfy the University Entry Level Writing Requirement and it oversees Entry Level Writing Requirement instruction. It maintains a continuing study of preparatory and remedial programs at Santa Cruz. It performs such other functions concerning preparatory and remedial education as may be assigned to it by the Academic Senate or by the Santa Cruz Division. CEP will appoint a representative to UCOPE and that representative will communicate regularly with the campus ELWR Coordinator. (En 1 Sept 2020)