Who controls department curriculum?

True or False?  Departments have control of curriculum and programs of study within their discipline.

True.  Art. 5.17 states: “The department shall have responsibility for the content and development of courses, curriculum and programs of study within its discipline, research and service within its area, and for evaluation of the performance of all department members, subject to all other provisions of this Agreement.”  Art. 5.17.1 makes it clear that “curricular changes involving individual courses and departmental programs shall be initiated at the departmental level” and those changes “must follow procedures of review as established by the Senate.” The same is true of interdisciplinary courses and programs.

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