Courses classified as intercollegiate focus on areas of study that require disciplinary expertise drawn from units in two or more colleges. These courses have been designed by collaborative teams of faculty members from these colleges.
Intercollegiate certificates and minors provide students with the opportunity to earn a credential in a focused area of study that spans disciplines located in two or more colleges. These certificates and minors have been designed by collaborative teams of faculty members from these colleges.
Proposals to create or modify intercollegiate courses, certificates, and minors are developed by faculty teams involving faculty members from two or more colleges, and are submitted to the Undergraduate Council’s Curriculum Committee by the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs on behalf of these teams. These faculty teams must have (1) a clearly-defined membership with membership terms of definite and limited duration, (2) clearly-defined procedures for selecting new members to replace individuals whose terms have expired, (3) clearly-defined procedures for approving curricular changes, and (4) clearly-defined procedures for considering substitution petitions for certificates and minors. Curricular changes approved by a faculty team will be forwarded to the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs for submission to the Undergraduate Council’s Curriculum Committee.
For the purposes of resolving problems related to academic coursework (such as grade appeals) in intercollegiate courses, the department head (or equivalent) of the unit in which an instructor is appointed will serve as the department-level point of appeal. The Vice Provost for Academic Affairs will serve as the college-level point of appeal.
Contact the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs for more information.