|2002-2003 members||Representing||Term Expires|
|Julie Ambler, Biology||Science and Mathematics||2004|
|Michele Bote, Academic Administration||Registrar's Office|
|Doris Cross, Developmental Studies||Non School||2003|
|Tanya Kevorkian, History||Social Sciences||2003|
|Suzanne McCotter, Educational Foundations||Education||2004|
|Carol Phillips, Associate Provost||Office of the Provost|
|Deborah Sigel, Art||Humanities||2003|
|Frederika Schmitt, Sociology/Anthropology||Social Sciences||2004|
|Philip Tacka, Music||Humanities||2004|
|Hisaya Tsutsui, Mathematics||Science and Mathematics||2003|
|Lillie West, Elementary Education||Education||2003|
|Robert K. Wismer, Chemistry||Chairperson||2003|
The committee will have considered seventy-nine proposals, suggesting revisions to about one-third of them. After revision, those proposals were reconsidered and approved. Approximately ten proposals were judged not to need the approval of UCPRC. One proposal required substantial additional documentation and will be reconsidered in fall 2003. As in the past, the spokesperson for each proposal received in writing (1) acknowledgement that the proposal had been received, (2) confirmation of the time the proposal was to be presented, (3) a statement of suggested modifications if any, and (4) indication that the proposal had passed the committee and the procedure to be followed for Faculty Senate.
This has been a busy year, with 36% more proposals than last year, a year that was almost 70% above normal. At least 35 of this year's proposals were a consequence of the 120-credit mandate of the SSHE Board of Governors. (This year's total was 106%-41 proposals-above the average of the previous five years.) At least five proposals could not be considered this year because of the large number (31) of proposals received after 1 April 2003.
The chairperson thanks all members of the committee for their consistency, understanding, and assistance. The dedication of UCPRC members makes sure that presentations can occur and that proposals can be considered. In addition to considering all proposals, committee members rotate the job of keeping minutes. Finally, the chairperson gratefully acknowledges the many dedicated years of service by Tanya Kevorkian.
At the end of seven years as chair of UCPRC I would like to thank all members of the University community for their assistance in so many ways. I especially appreciate the ready willingness of proposers to make revisions in a proposal which already had involved much work. I am grateful to all of those who easily understood that I was carrying out the mandates of university policy or committee decisions and who did not confuse the message with the messenger.