Academic Coordinating Commission (ACC)

Kristi Tyran, 2022-24 ACC Chair, x2078

The ACC meets on alternate Tuesdays at 4 p.m.

The next ACC meeting is scheduled on Tuesday, January 24th. This will be a hybrid meeting held in Old Main 340 with remote access via Zoom. Guests should see the agenda for information on registering to attend the Zoom meeting. A public livestream link and recording will be available during and after the meeting.

The previous ACC meeting took place on Tuesday, January 10th. A recorded livestream link is available.

The final ACC meeting of Fall quarter took place on Tuesday, December 6th. A recorded livestream link is available.

A recorded livestream link is available of the ACC meeting that took place on Tuesday, November 22nd.

A recorded livestream link is available of the ACC meeting that took place on Tuesday, November 8th.

A recorded livestream link is available of the ACC meeting that took place on Tuesday, October 25th.

The first ACC meeting of the 2022-23 academic year took place on Tuesday, October 11th. A recorded livestream link is available.

Curriculum timeline and approval deadlines for 2023-24 Catalog

 

2021-22 Digest of major ACC policy action items

The final ACC meeting of the 2021-22 academic year took place on Tuesday, May 24th. A recorded livestream link is available.

A recorded livestream link is available of the ACC meeting that took place on Tuesday, May 10th.

A recorded livestream link is available of the ACC meeting that took place on Tuesday, April 26th.

A recorded livestream link is available of the ACC meeting that took place on Tuesday, April 12th.

The first ACC meeting of Spring quarter took place on Tuesday, March 29th. A recorded livestream link is available.

A recorded livestream link is available of the ACC meeting that took place on Tuesday, March 8th.

A recorded livestream link is available of the ACC meeting that took place on Tuesday, March 1st.

A recorded livestream link is available of the ACC meeting that took place on Tuesday, February 15th.

A recorded livestream link is available of the ACC meeting that took place on Tuesday, February 1st.

A recorded livestream link is available of the ACC meeting that took place on Tuesday, January 18th.

The first ACC meeting of Winter quarter took place on Tuesday, January 4th. A recorded livestream link is available.

The final ACC meeting of Fall quarter took place on Tuesday, December 7th. A recorded livestream link is available.

A recorded livestream link is available of the ACC meeting that took place on Tuesday, November 23rd.

A recorded livestream link is available of the ACC meeting that took place on Tuesday, November 9th.

A recorded livestream link is available of the ACC meeting that took place on Tuesday, October 26th.

The first ACC meeting of the 2021-22 academic year took place on Tuesday, October 12th. A recorded livestream link is available.

Agendas Minutes E-Forms

Index of Curriculum Minutes

ACC Syllabus Requirement, updated 2021

 

 

What is ACC? The ACC is a major standing committee of the Faculty Senate whose members are charged with oversight of all aspects of the curriculum, curricular policy and Western’s academic enterprise. Through its review ACC ensures curricular coherence, sets appropriate standards for student admission and progress through the curriculum, promotes the assessment of learning outcomes, and enforces guidelines for graduation requirements.

ACC prepares its Agenda of curriculum items one week prior to its meetings. Following each ACC meeting, a Short Summary of actions is sent to faculty and staff. ACC also reviews minutes from its standing committees whose charges and memberships can be found on the Committee Memberships link.

What is the ACC's curriculum approval process? New or revised courses are sent from a faculty member for approval to her/his department and then forwarded to the college curriculum committee to review. Minutes from these college meetings reflect the actions taken and are forwarded to the ACC.  ACC approval ensures correlation between colleges and eliminates overlap or redundancy. Upon approval ACC forwards its information to the Senate and to the Registrar and Catalog Coordinator for the WWU-Online catalog. Further information on the process can be obtained from the ACC's FAQs.

How does a faculty member get involved in curricular review? Faculty with an interest in the curriculum process can join their departmental or college curriculum committees appointed through the department or through their college's faculty governing council. ACC candidates make it known to their college governing councils that they would like to serve and following confirmation by the college, the appointments are confirmed by the Faculty Senate in spring quarter.

What is the ACC Handbook? The ACC Handbook provides a guide to faculty and to departments on the details of creating curriculum and programs at Western, including the use of E-forms, and definitions and processes related to credit hours, prerequisites, guidelines for General University Requirements, etc. The Handbook contains the charges to the ACC Standing committees and provides a guide to departmental secretaries on how to develop curriculum minutes for ACC approval.

ACC Handbook / ACC Curriculum Minutes template

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