The Curriculum Review Committee (CRC) is charged in the Office of the Provost to provide guidance on curricular connections and impact across schools/colleges, on academic policies and procedures moving through shared governance, and on the implementation of curriculum. The committee does not approve curriculum, but it can identify problems that may need to be addressed prior to its approval (e.g., a regulatory conflict, undue overlap with a course in another school), and it makes recommendations to the provost for approval. The committee meets monthly and collaborates on such projects as academic catalogs, program review process (but not specialized accreditation), and considering how policies cut across colleges/schools. The committee also helps communicate out from the Office of the Provost to other academic units matters related to academic policy and procedure, including program review.
CRC members are academic associate deans from the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Public Affairs, the Merrick School of Business, and the School of Law; the Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management and Registrar; the Associate Registrar, the Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Education, and the Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs, Policies and Programs.
When program directors are in the early stages of developing curriculum (prior to approvals), they are encouraged to contact one or members from the CRC for technical support and assistance. Their associate dean has deep and broad knowledge of the process; the Assistant Provost who works with programs can assist with matters related to proposals, policy, and regulations; the Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Education can address matters related to general education and graduation requirements; and the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing can help prepare a marketing plan and budget so that when all approvals are final, a university-wide process for launching the program is prepared.
For more information about the CRC, contact Dr. Candace Caraco, Asst. Provost for Academic Affairs, Policies & Programs, at (410) 837-5243 or firstname.lastname@example.org.