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Undergraduate Studies and Policies (USP)

Committee Charge

Dean Sumichrast thanked all members for their service on the Pamplin Undergraduate Studies and Policies Committee (USP) and provided an overview of member responsibilities. Referring to the Pamplin Standing Committees Definitions and Procedures document, the Dean emphasized that in most cases, committee members will serve no longer than two consecutive two-year terms. This will ensure a degree of continuity, as well as allow for fresh perspectives. The committee will continue to serve in an advisory capacity to Dean Sumichrast. The Committee will make recommendations to the Dean via the meeting minutes concerning undergraduate programs (majors, minors, courses and certificates).  Proposals should be vetted by the Office of Undergraduate Programs for completeness prior to submission to the governance system and review by UCC/CUSP.

Recommendations that may be considered by USP include:  1) The adoption of, elimination of, and changes to goals that should be achieved by all undergraduates prior to graduation in any degree program accredited by AACSB, 2) Standards or guidelines for when action should be considered to improve undergraduate learning outcomes, 3) Review course proposals and significant changes to courses primarily taught for undergraduate students. Inputs are likely to come from the departments or from the Dean’s office, 4) Review proposals to create, eliminate, or change undergraduate programs. Such proposals could originate from the departments or the Dean’s office, and 5) Review indications of the quality of teaching and courses and make recommendations when appropriate.  

The Undergraduate Studies and Policies Committee helps assure that Pamplin meets the expectations for AACSB specified in its accreditation standards. The committee interfaces closely with Pamplin International Programs and the Pamplin Undergraduate Assurance of Learning Committee. The committee also interfaces closely with the academic departments and may recommend that changes be considered in courses that they offer. 

Meeting Minutes

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USP November 29 2021.pdf
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USP October 25 2021.pdf
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USP September 27 2021.pdf
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USP August 30 2021.pdf
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USP April 28 2021.pdf
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USP March 24 2021.pdf
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USP February 24 2021.pdf
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USP January 27 2021.pdf
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USP November 30 2020.pdf
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USP October 26 2020.pdf
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USP September 28 2020.pdf
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USP August 31 2020.pdf
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USP March 19 2020.pdf
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USP February 20 2020.pdf
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USP January 23 2020.pdf
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USP December 3 2019.pdf
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USP November 5 2019.pdf
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USP October 1 2019.pdf
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USP September 3 2019.pdf