Committee Review Process

FIRST READING FOR INFORMATION AND ACTION
  1. Presentation by department representative(s) providing background and justification for the course or program proposal.
  2. Committee discussion takes place.
  3. Vote of the committee after time for review and discussion with the department representative(s). If there are questions or concerns that require further research by the committee or the department, the proposal(s) can be tabled and rescheduled for a second reading at a later date after the research has been conducted.

OPTIONAL SECOND READING FOR ACTION
  1. The department representative(s) respond to questions and/or concerns formulated at the first reading. Members might also present findings from their research.
  2. The vote of the committee is taken on the proposal(s) if deemed appropriate.

VOTING PROCESS
  1. The Chair will only vote in the event of a tie.
  2. Committee members who are presenters may vote for their proposal.
  3. Voting will be confined to committee members present in open session.
  4. Results will be announced immediately after a vote is taken.