Curricular Revision Liaison Committee (CRLC)

This ad hoc committee serves as a support, coordination, and communication body that supplements the efforts of existing faculty committees, nurtures cross-school communication, and offers professional development for faculty.

Committee Responsibilities

CRLC has the following role:

  • Affirm the provost’s stipulations guiding curriculum revision (see below);

  • Develop guidance for departments and school curriculum committees around curriculum planning, proposal development, and APC/NYSED processes;

  • Support proactive communication between areas regarding shared coursework or shared curricular goals/outcomes ; 

  • Brainstorm and problem-solve challenging curricular issues.

For detailed information, consult the Charge and Membership of the CRLC (effective April 2021 – May 2023) document.

Six Stipulations from the Provost for the Curricular Revision Initiative

  1. Undergraduate curriculum revisions will be submitted in 2022-2023 in time to be approved in time for publication in the Fall 2023 catalog.
  2. All departments will examine their curricula and streamline program requirements by
    1. reducing total credits required in the major overall;
    2. reducing the number of required/named credits in the major that are taught by the department; and
    3. streamlining and introducing flexibility in program requirements
  3. The changes to programs and majors may not result in an increase to the credits within the major.
  4. Undergraduate BA/BS/BFA/BM degree may not require more than 120 credits to graduate.
  5. Departments will maintain or increase their commitments to the Integrative Core Curriculum, including ICSMs and ICC-designated coursework, as well as open electives available to non-majors, and will include this in their resource planning.
  6. All standard courses are required to conform to NYSED and federal requirements regarding time spent on faculty instruction and supplementary assignments.

Expanded discussion of the curriculum revision process and the provost stipulations can be found in the Framework for Curriculum Revision-Updated Guidance 2022-2023.

CRLC Members and Activities
Members of the CRLC have been and continue to be available to support you in curricular changes.
Members of the CRLC
CRLC Resources for Curriculum Revision
Review a collection of materials that offer guidance to faculty and departments engaged in developing revised program proposals.
Resources Available

Frequently Asked Questions

Extended answers to some of the commonly asked questions we hear from colleagues.

Frequently Asked Questions

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